Mitch Rein has been around footy long enough to know that there can be positives to come from a loss, and he's tipping his team to quickly fix their mistakes.
After losing to Manly in round six, the Titans hooker says it's been a good jolt to the squad to ensure they're prepared and ready for a tough test against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday night.
"I'm not sure what everyone else has been thinking but it was a bit of a shock on the weekend and probably a loss that we needed to happen early in the year," Rein said.
"It was disappointing to have so many points put on us but it was a bit of a wake up call.
"We maybe took it for granted and had a bit of a false sense of how good we've been going those first few weeks.
"We've really got to bunker down and work hard and get ready for this week because it is going to be a tough one.
"Souths have got strike all over the park and have been going really well, so it is going to be a massive game for us.
"We're really looking to improve from last week that's for sure because we were pretty disappointed in how we went, especially us forwards.
"It's been a short turnaround and we are just looking forward to getting out there."
Sam McIntyre will make his club debut against the Rabbitohs, with Moeaki Fotuaika moving to the starting front row to replace the suspended Tino Fa'asuamaleaui.
Anthony Don is also back from injury for the ANZAC round clash - a welcome addition according to Rein.
"The Don is good for this weekend," he said.
"We've been missing him, he is a massive part of our side out there on the wing.
He's just super reliable and a bit of a target for us and we've missed having him out there."
Quizzed about his long-term future, Rein says "of course" he wants to stay a Titan but says his focus at this stage is on winning Friday's game at Cbus Super Stadium.
"I haven't (had discussions) yet," he said.
"I've just been focussing on getting the first part of the season underway and we'll reassess after I get a few more games in to see how I'm going."