Warriors' grubby insult leaves Titans fuming

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 10:06 01/09/2014
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NAME CALLING: The Warriors have been criticised for calling Titans star Greg Bird a "grub" on Twitter.

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The Gold Coast have accused the Warriors of getting too personal with their social media campaign after Titans co-captain Greg Bird was labelled a "grub" on Twitter yesterday.

Bird was involved in a 55th minute scuffle with Warriors winger Ngani Laumape, and both were put on report during the Warriors' vital 42-0 win at Mt Smart.

The dust had hardly settled when the Warriors Twitter account sent out the message: "Bird ... more like grub" to their 53,188 followers.

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Gold Coast media manager Neil Cadigan told the Sydney Morning Herald: "I'm all for club tweets being parochial and clever but perhaps that crossed the line a bit - it's personal and the refs saw little in the incident."

The dust-up seemed to spur the Titans to an improved final quarter, though there was no chance of overhauling the rampant Warriors who now have a shot at the playoffs if they can beat Penrith in their final regular season match on Saturday.

It's not the first time Bird has been labelled a "grub".

Manly player Anthony Watmough used the term to describe Bird in a sound-bite caught live on TV during an NRL clash in 2012 when Bird milked a penalty during a Titans win.

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