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Gold Coast Captain Jamal Fogarty says there'll be plenty of hard work this week to make sure the side is ready for Friday's local derby clash against the Brisbane Broncos.

After a 19 points to 6 loss to the Warriors in round one, Fogarty has put his own hand up, saying the halves need to be better in round two.

"We're all disappointed in what we dished out against the Warriors," Fogarty said.

"It starts with us in the halves to make sure we are calm and composed to make sure everyone is on the same page.

"I think we (the halves) were a bit frantic.

"We had a fair bit of football on their try-line and just being frantic and not sticking to our structure as much (didn't help).

"I just think we've got to make sure we are finding our spots on the field a lot more.

"We weren't really finding our spots and then we were sort of just making stuff up on the run which we haven't been doing all pre-season.

"Our communication and making sure we are on the same page has been good (in pre-season) and on the weekend we didn't do that.

"We knew after the game that we bombed opportunities.

"We had enough possession with the ball but we didn't take those opportunities and we want to be doing that this year.

"We want to get back to that this week."

After a slow start against the Warriors, Fogarty says there will be a focus on making sure the team start strongly in front of the Titans Legion at Cbus Super Stadium for the first time in 2021.

"We want to pride ourselves on starting the game well," Fogarty said.

"Obviously being the local derby, everyone is going to be up for it.

"It's our first home game for the year as well, so we've just got to prepare well and make sure we're doing all the little things right.

"We've got to make sure we dish up our A-game this week."