Tries have been hard to come by for Josh Hoffman of late, but the Titans fullback would love to break his drought as a way to show support for Adam Goodes.
Foundation Titans player Nathan Friend has agreed to return to the Gold Coast in 2016 on a one-year deal after four seasons with the New Zealand Warriors.
Forget completion rates, time in possession, missed tackles or most penalties conceded late in tackle counts, the most important facet is confidence.
Dave Taylor is no guarantee of making an NRL return next Monday night despite being included in an extended squad by Titans coach Neil Henry on Tuesday.
He is within reach of the record for the most tries scored by a Titans player in a season but centre James Roberts insists it is not his focus.
Two of their best forwards are in doubt and they have suffered three heavy defeats in succession but Gold Coast players refuse to concede their season is over.
Five weeks ago they sat in the top eight, but after a third consecutive heavy defeat Titans players are realising a finals appearance is now unlikely in 2015.
Brisbane's 'spine' hits top gear, Gold Coast's playmaking woes, and Parker's standout performance. Key points to come from the Broncos' big win over the Titans.
The Broncos have held the Titans to nil and extended their winning run to eight with a resounding victory at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.
Wayne Bennett and Neil Henry on the big issues heading into the all-Queensland Friday night derby between the Broncos and Titans at Suncorp Stadium.