Hooker Mitch Rein knows the Titans still have plenty to work on but insists steps are being taken to ultimately achieve a complete performance.

The Titans stuck with the Storm on Saturday night for 65 minutes but two late tries flattered the Storm in the end. A 14-8 half-time lead was slowly closed by the reigning premiers and their class showed in the end.

"We just weren't good enough in the end," Rein said. "There were a few positives to take out of it but we've still got plenty to work on.

"It was a tale of two halves. The match didn't start the way we wanted it to but we fought hard and got back into it.

"We just struggle in those key moments and against Melbourne you can't let that happen.

"To know we were in it will definitely give the younger guys some confidence."

Titans members and fans were excited by the debut of five-eighth AJ Brimson, as were the playing group.

"I thought it was really good. He was so excited to get out there and I think he really put his best foot forward.

"I'm really excited for his future."