Saturday night will see the Vodafone Warriors and Titans close the book on forgettable 2022 campaigns, which sees them approach the final round of the regular season in 14th and 15th place respectively.
The Gold Coast avoided any chance of claiming the wooden spoon with a victory over the Knights last week, and could still climb as high as 12th if they can win in round 25.
After back-to-back weeks where they have given up more than 40 points, the Vodafone Warriors will just be hoping to put on a respectable performance for their home fans.
The Titans were two-point winners when they met earlier in round 2, while these two sides met in round 25 last year as well, with the Gold Coast running away with it 44-0.
Vodafone Warriors: Halfback Shaun Johnson has been ruled out after suffering a calf injury against the Panthers. Daejarn Asi is the new man into the halves in his place. Euan Aitken (personal reasons), Jesse Arthars (quad) and Wayde Egan (back spasms) return to the side but Marcelo Montoya (knee) and Rocco Berry (toe) have been ruled out after they were initially named to play. Edward Kosi moves from the extended bench to take Montoya's place on the left wing and Viliami Vailea has been brought back into the side to start at centre.
Titans: Centre Phillip Sami returns for the trip to Auckland after missing round 24 due to a head knock. He takes over from Brian Kelly, who has been suspended for a dangerous tackle.
Match: Warriors v Titans
Round 25 -
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece WalshFullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-ZelezniakWinger for Titans is number 2 Greg Marzhew
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Jesse ArtharsCentre for Titans is number 3 Jojo Fifita
Centre for Warriors is number 24 Viliami VaileaCentre for Titans is number 4 Phillip Sami
Winger for Warriors is number 22 Edward KosiWinger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-TavitaFive-Eighth for Titans is number 6 AJ Brimson
Halfback for Warriors is number 20 Daejarn AsiHalfback for Titans is number 7 Tanah Boyd
Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-BlakeProp for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde EganHooker for Titans is number 18 Jarrod Wallace
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Tohu HarrisProp for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken2nd Row for Titans is number 11 David Fifita
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Josh Curran2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
Lock for Warriors is number 16 Eliesa KatoaLock for Titans is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Warriors is number 13 Bunty AfoaInterchange for Titans is number 14 Paul Turner
Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Freddy LussickInterchange for Titans is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Ben Murdoch-MasilaInterchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Tom AleInterchange for Titans is number 17 Klese Haas
Replacement for Warriors is number 18 Jack MurchieReplacement for Titans is number 19 Tony Francis
- Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Touch Judge: Jon Stone
- Senior Review Official: Adam Gee
Tohu Harris v Tino Fa'asuamaleaui: He's got the 10 on his back but he actually ended up playing in the halves for half the game last week (and laid on a pair of line breaks and a try with deft touches). Big Tino meanwhile was outstanding as the Titans picked up their fifth win of the year, leading all Gold Coast players in tackles made (35) and metres gained (257).
The Titans don't like travelling to Auckland at all, and haven't won a game in their last four games at Mount Smart Stadium, stretching back to 2016. In 12 total matches at the venue they've won just three times. That will be good news to the Vodafone Warriors, whose only two wins in the last four months have come back on New Zealand soil.