From every loss comes a lesson and Titans rake Erin Clark says he's confident the Gold Coast team has learnt a few after their round seven loss to the Rabbitohs.
The Titans led 24 points to 10 at halftime, before the Rabbitohs powered home to win 40 points to 30.
Clark says the Titans want to beat the best teams in 2021 and South Sydney showed his side what they have to do to be able to achieve that.
"I think it just shows the difference between the top teams and the rest of the table," Clark said.
"They played the 80 minutes and that game we didn't.
"We showed good signs in that first half, but the Rabbitohs are a team that just keep coming and coming and they won't go away and we were the ones that broke.
"I think we'll take a big lesson out of that and that's what Justin (Holbrook) has said, that's the difference with those top teams."
Sitting in seventh after seven rounds, the Titans are looking to consolidate their spot in the NRL's top eight when they take on the Brisbane Broncos in Friday's local derby clash.
Despite winning the last three clashes against their northern rivals, Clark says the Titans aren't taking the Broncos lightly.
"We'll know they'll come out guns blazing," he said.
"Especially with that performance against Penrith a few weeks ago, they showed they can still take the top teams to the wire.
Should the Titans win on Friday, it would be back-to-back seasons where the Gold Coast has taken the win in both home and away matches.
"I think given the history (between the two clubs) it would be great for us," Clark said.