Crisis continues as Titans lose star rake
IT couldn't get any worse for Gold Coast Titans coach Garth Brennan - or so he thought.The winless Titans are reeling after confirming on Friday hooker Nathan Peats will be sidelined for up to three months with a torn pectoral. Mitch Rein will step up at rake in Sunday night's NRL clash against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium after former NSW No.9 Peats suffered the injury doing an extra gym session on Thursday. "Nathan was doing some extras in the gym yesterday and unfortunately it appears he has partially ruptured his pec," Brennan said on Friday. "We'll have a scan done on it early next week. "Talking to the medical experts they're saying best case scenario is six weeks. If it needs an operation it could be from 10 to 12 weeks." Brennan would be forgiven for thinking he was due good news after the Titans not only lost their first two games but also their starting halves Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts to injury before Peats went down. The Titans have also made the worst offensive start to an NRL season in almost 20 years - just one try in two games. Now they have to cope with life without Peats while Taylor and Roberts are not expected to be fit until next week.