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Holbrook cautious of Eels' electric spine

The Titans will be faced with an almighty task of shutting down one of the most star-studded spines in the competition in Sunday night's Magic Round showdown at Suncorp Stadium.

Up against an experienced 1, 6, 7 and 9 that consists of Clint Gutherson, Dylan Brown, Mitchell Moses and Josh Hodgson is never an easy challenge, and it's a battle Justin Holbrook is wary of, preparing his side for another 80 minute contest to ensure the Gold Coast minimalise their opponents' most attacking threats.

"They're very consistent and you've got to be on your game all the time," he said.

"They showed what they're capable of last week against Newcastle. If you're slacking off in any area, they're going to hurt you, because they're just such good running threats.

"They're a quality side and we know that, so we've got to be on our game come Sunday."

Coming into the contest fresh from a emphatic 26-10 victory over the Sea Eagles, the coach's big focus this week has been on stringing back-to-back performances together, with the ultimate aim of notching up two wins in a row - something that has alluded the Titans in the early rounds of the competition. 

"This is definitely the biggest challenge for us to get up again this weekend," Holbrook said.

"We were all disappointed two weeks ago and then we got it right last weekend and that's, the team we want to be. We want to be that team again on Sunday so everyone can see that consistency in our performance and we feel like it's working.

"A couple of weeks ago, we had a bit of a hiccup but we feel like we've been competing in games. We've had a few things against the run of play but that's where we need to improve our own game to stop that sort of stuff."

Elated to give Keano Kini his NRL debut with the 19-year-old expected to take the field from the bench, Holbrook was full of praise for his attitude and mentality at such a young age, attributing those characteristics to why he got the call-up.

"He's a tremendous young player and such a great character.. he's tough, super fit and is a really good footy player," he said.

"We're more than happy to throw him in there and give him an opportunity for all those traits that he's got.

"I wish him all the best."

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