Jayden Campbell and Logan Martin might be two completely different athletes, but the pair have faced similar adversity recently.
The Olympic Gold Medal-winning BMX rider will be front and centre of Cbus Super Stadium today entertaining fans with plenty of tricks ahead of the Titans and Raiders bout at 3pm, fresh from more glory at the recent X Games in the United States.
Match: Titans v Raiders
Round 20 -
Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
But the journey to recent success was a tough one for the 28-year-old athlete, having all of his entire belongings stolen on day one of his trip abroad.
"I just got back from America and there were a few ups and downs throughout the week," Martin recalled.
"At the start of the trip, my bike got stolen and all my luggage and passport got stolen out of the car, so I had to sort out a new bike, new clothes and all that sort of stuff to be able to ride in the competition.
"I ended up coming third in dirt and winning gold in park, so it ended up being a pretty epic week and it made the trip much better."
Contemplating throwing in the towel after the challenge of losing everything, he considered heading home, before reminding himself of the reason he was over there and the goal he had set and the hard-work he had put in to achieve it.
It's a theme he shared with the Gold Coast Titans playing group, who have found themselves in a tough rut recently, even with plenty of hard-work.
"It just comes down comes down to focus and how bad you really want something and consistently putting in the hard work," Martin said.
"If you really want to achieve something, you've just got to continue working hard at that goal and you know, it might not happen in the first year or the first two years or however long, but you just have to keep pushing and keep striving for your goal."
His incredible resilience to keep going is what impressed young Campbell when he heard the Olympian's story, ahead of his task to help defeat the Raiders.
"The story that happened with him last week.. a bit of stuff rocked him a little bit, but the next day comes and you got to keep getting on with it and don't get stuck on it," Campbell said.
"It's a pretty important message for us, especially with how the season is going at the moment. We just need to forget about it and just keep rolling on, hopefully improving every every day."
A challenging initiation in his first full year of NRL, the 22-year-old has been flawed by a number of injuries throughout the season, but he is excited to be back and continually working on his game.
"It's been tough. This was probably supposed to be my first year of a full NRL season, but I've been pretty unlucky with two injuries that have kept me up for a little bit," Campbell said.
"But hopefully, I'll just keep getting games thrown at me and I can keep working on myself and my game."
Against the green machines is when the live-wire fullback suffered his first injury to his ribs, but there's no thought or fear of that happening again when meeting them this weekend.
"Last time we played is when I did my ribs, and I played the last 40-50 minutes with it," Campbell said.
"But that's not in the back of my head. I'm just ready to go out and play footy."
Neither is the 22-6 lead they conceded in Round 3, with full intent to avenge that loss in front of the home fans today.
"It's an area we need to work on. We have good coaching staff and we've got a good calibre of players around here," Campbell said.
"We just need to get back to that winning mentality and closing games up."