While David Fifita's suspension provides the dark cloud for the Titans heading into Magic Round, there might be some silver lining for Esan Marsters.
While the Titans will miss the devastating back-rower, Marsters knows that it might mean that a starting spot will open up for him to play his first minutes in a Gold Coast jumper.
After joining the side mid-week ahead of the round nine game against the Tigers, Marsters was named on the bench but didn't see any game-time in the Titans victory.
Should Justin Holbrook decide to shift Beau Fermor to the back row to cover the loss of Fifita, it'll mean the starting centre position will go to Marsters.
"I haven't heard too much about the team yet but if I do get the shot I'll take it with both hands," Marsters said when asked about a possible shuffle.
"Beauy can cover pretty much everywhere."
Holbrook has other options available with both Sam Stone and Sam McIntyre also in the extended squad.
Marsters says he's keen to prove himself at the Titans and hopes that starts with a strong performance this week.
"Coming into the team you always want to try and prove yourself and for me it is sort of like a fresh start.
"There are so many good players here at the moment and some guys that are injured that were doing a good job for the Titans.
"I'm coming in with hunger and if I play this week I'm looking forward to the challenge."
The Titans play the ladder-leading Penrith Panthers and Marsters knows how destructive they can be having been a part of a 24-nil loss while at the Cowboys.
"I played them in round one when I was at the Cows.
"They've (Penrith) got a lot of strike around the park but I think it's interesting the way that they defend, they don't leak too many points.
"We want to go out there and have a good 80 minutes and if we can start the way the boys have been starting I reckon it'll be a good game.
"I think the way that the boys are attacking at the moment, it shows they can score points but Penrith is a really good side and they're going to be strong."