Titans halfback Ryley Jacks is confident that the hard work the side is putting into training will transfer on to the field in the coming weeks and that each individual is determined to step up and make it happen.
The Titans were embarrassed last Sunday against the Roosters and this Saturday return to Sydney, this time for a clash with the struggling Dragons at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
“This is important for us if we want to get off the bottom,” Jacks said.
“We need to put the weekend behind us and focus on the Dragons from today.
“Hopefully we can put in a much better performance on the weekend.”
Jacks departed one of the NRL most successful cultures in the Melbourne Storm at the end of last season to join the Gold Coast, and the 26-year-old admits the Titans’ current struggles are new territory for him.
“It is hard. I don’t think I’ve ever been part of something like that, quite a big loss,” he said.
“We’ve got review today and I think it is important that we learn from things like that, especially the start of the match.”
While critics argue there isn’t much for the Titans to play for, everyone in the Gold Coast playing group is aware they have been put on notice and need to finish the year off strongly if they want to continue at the club beyond this season.
“I’m very sure we’re going to step up and go in the right direction to finish the year off,” Jacks said.