BACKROWER Anthony Laffranchi has sent an injury scare through the Titans’ camp ahead of tonight’s¬† crunch NRL derby¬†against the Broncos on the Gold Coast. The former NSW and Australian Test forward is battling a calf injury and missed training last night. He spent yesterday being treated and will be required to undergo a fitness test when the Titans hold their final session at Robina this morning ahead of the Skilled Park clash. “He had a tight calf and after he started warming up it just got a little bit sore,” said Titans physiotherapist Scott Thornton. “We don’t think he has torn it but he has got some tightness in his calf. “As a precaution we stopped him training. He will run this morning and if he gets through that he will play. I am confident he will play.” While the prognosis looks bright for Laffranchi, a cloud of uncertainty continues to hover over both young centre Joseph Tomane (shoulder) and strike weapon Sam Tagataese (shoulder). Tomane has not been sighted since Round 13 against the Raiders, while Tagataese has been missing in action since Round 14 against Manly. Both players are suffering from suspected nerve damage. They are understood to have been sidelined for an indefinite period, with no return date as yet. Fellow outside back Jordan Atkins is also sidelined with a medial ligament strain. In a further blow for the Titans, young forward Will Matthews appears unlikely to play again this season and may need surgery on his injured shoulder.

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