Halfback Ryley Jacks says the Titans can take a lot out of the Raiders’ victory over the Storm last weekend, but has warned his Gold Coast teammates to brace for a relentless approach from the Storm in this Sunday’s clash at AAMI Park.
The Storm let an 18-nil lead slip last week, with the Raiders scoring in the final five minutes to snatch victory over the ladder-leaders, and Jacks knows it will take an 80-minute performance from the Titans this weekend for the visitors to have a chance of victory.
“I think they’ll be hurting from the loss on the weekend,” Jacks said.
“It’s a massive challenge for us, but if you look at it from the other side, it’s a huge opportunity.
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“The Raiders never gave up for the full 80 minutes and won in it in the last couple of minutes.
“We need to keep throwing shape at them and hopefully get some points.”
The Storm have not lost two matches in a row since Round 22 last year, but Jacks says the Titans are keen to re-write the history books.
“Starting well and playing the full 80 is important. They are a quality team,” he said.
“We had a good start last time we played them but they might be on to it this time.”
The 26-year-old Easts Tigers junior spent two years as part of the Storm system and is well aware of what it takes to be successful.
“The (Titans) players here ask me what type of stuff they did down there,” he said.
“Hopefully I’m bringing a bit of that here now. Hopefully I can stay for another year or two and continue to let them know what type of things they work hard on.
“It’s nothing too over the top. It’s honestly hard work and doing things over and over. It’s all about effort.”