Gold Coast winger Corey Thompson says there is no need for panic, but there are some things to work on after the Titans round one loss to the New Zealand Warriors on the Central Coast.
“We’re disappointed,” Thompson said after the 19 points to 6 result.
“The Warriors just ran harder than us on their try line.
“All of their tries just came from running hard, it wasn’t from structure or flashy footy where they beat us it was just the opposition running harder than us and that’s probably the most disappointing thing.
“It’s the first game of the year, we can look back at It during the week and we can fix our mistakes and we will prepare for Brisbane next week which will be massive.
Thompson put in a strong individual performance, scoring his team’s only try and making a number of strong carries with ball in hand, including a 50 metre break as the Titans came off their tryline.
“I just wanted to get involved in the first game of the year,” he said.
“I made a silly error but that is easily fixed and other than that I thought I played well and I’m looking to build for next week.”
An experienced NRL player, Thompson knows the competition isn’t won in the first week.
He also knows though that you need to collect wins over the opening rounds as the team finds form.
“It’s a very long season, we’ve just got to fix our mistakes and see where we went wrong,” he said.
“Plenty of other good teams in the comp will lose this weekend.
“For us we need to fix those one percenter areas that we didn’t (against the Warriors).”