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Randy focused on ball control against Cowboys

Chris Randall sounded like a broken record while doing media this week, but it means the message is simple.

Control the ball and remove silly errors.

The Titans hooker repeated the same message multiple times when quizzed on what the Titans focus needed to be against the Cowboys on Sunday.

"We've just got to focus on our own footy, we hurt ourselves last week and it was on us with poor errors and putting ourselves under the pump," Randall said.

"We just didn't give ourselves field position and poor errors meant we didn't give ourselves a chance."

Randall says while the team is disappointed with the results across the opening month of the competition, fixing mistakes made in the opening half of games will go a long way to correcting the Titans early issues.

"I think it is fatigue because we are holding on after making so many errors and defending a lot and you can only do that for so long and then it wears you down.

"By the back end of the second half it snowballs and gets a bit out of control, so I think if we can complete a bit more footy and get down that end of the field ... when we hand the ball over every set we aren't going to get there and we are defending a lot more.

"When we control the footy a but more, we will have more gas for the second half and will give ourselves a chance."

Plenty of media attention has focused on Des Hasler's post match address to the team, but Randall says it was nothing out of the ordinary and just spoke to the work that needs to be done.

"I just think Des cares so much and he see potential in us and if we are not dishing it up that is fair enough.

"He's very passionate about the way he delivers everything and it wasn't that bad of a spray it is just that he cares so much.

"We are letting him down and of course he is going to get emotional because he cares for us so much, so we have to repay the favour because he is putting a lot of work into us and we are going onto the field and letting him down."

So how do the team turn things around against the Cowboys in Townsville on Sunday?

"I think it starts with the training paddock and getting our mindset right around how we want to play," Randall said.

"(I'm saying) the same thing over and over, we keep handing the ball over and we are not getting field position and then we are not attacking.

"We need to be putting pressure on other teams coming off their goal line rather than that happening to us.

"(it's about) individuals working hard on ball control and owning their moments and not letting the team down ... I'm confident we've worked hard at training and we'll get it right."

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