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Key three: Kini a shining light as Mitchell helps Souths keep Cbus streak alive

Rabbitohs star Latrell Mitchell has put himself in the Origin shop window with a dominant display against the Gold Coast, leading the visitors to a 46-12 victory on Saturday afternoon.

In a performance Titans coach Des Hasler would be disappointed in given the resounding number of penalties and errors, that proved to be the difference which setup South Sydney to lead 22-6 at the break, in which they went on with it in the second 40 to notch up their third win of the year.

Despite being on the wrong end of the scoreline, there were positive signs for the Titans’ young brigade with Keano Kini proving why he has kept Jayden Campbell out of the No. 1 jersey, toiling hard and contesting in every play through the 80 minutes despite the tough result.

Here are the key talking points from the match:

TrellMit helps Souths to continue Cbus streak

Latrell Mitchell has given Blues coach Michael Maguire plenty to think about ahead of Origin II with the Rabbitohs fullback starring against the Titans to prove he wants to be back representing the Blues in Melbourne.

Left out of the squad for the opener in Sydney, Mitchell responded with the opening try, as well as three try assists, three line break assists and five offloads in a man of the match performance for the visitors, helping keep their unbeaten run against the Gold Coast alive to now span nine games.

The victory for South Sydney also continued their Cbus Super Stadium streak to now 14 years; with the home side winless against the Bunnies since Round 8, 2009.

Poor discipline a 'coach killer' 

Contributing to the loss was an afternoon of poor discipline, which included continual penalties and errors that immediately elevated any pressure that was building for the home side.

As Fox League reported from the sideline after the halftime break, Des Hasler was not happy with his team’s defence in the first half and the soft tries they conceded, which didn't improve in the second half.

Also not helping the situation was the side's 63 percent completion rate in the first half, which slightly increased to 68 percent by full-time.

Unable to replicate a standout second half performance to reclaim back-to-back wins, as Titans fans saw in Brisbane in the round before the bye, the home side finished with 12 errors, seven penalties and two six-agains.

Kini all class despite tough result

Despite the poor showing at home, Keano Kini was a shining light in the 80 minutes, proving why he has kept Jayden Campbell out of the Titans' No. 1 jersey.

Running with a vengeance in every carry from the back, the 20-year-old finished with 172 running metres, seven tackle breaks and two offloads.

In further good news, all three players who returned from injury - Kieran Foran, Jojo Fifita and Jayden Campbell - got through the game unscathed and should be available for next week's trip to Sydney to face the Tigers.

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.