The Titans earned their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a powerful 26-15 victory over Canberra, sparked by powerhouse prop Agnatius Paasi.
The Cronulla Sharks finished strongly to edge off the Gold Coast Titans 23-12 at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Shannon Walker will make his first appearance in a Titans NRL jersey since July 23, 2010 when he takes to Eden Park at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
The Downer NRL Auckland Nines will give fans their first chance to see star signings in action at their new clubs. Will they make an immediate impact?
Improving the player roster is new Titans chief operating officer Brian Canavan's immediate priority and he insists that the club will be "very, very active".
Former Broncos teammates Ashley Taylor and Jayden Nikorima left to seek NRL opportunities elsewhere and now both appear in line to debut for their new clubs.
The contract bungle that saw electrifying centre James Roberts walk out on the club in December may turn out to be the making of the Gold Coast Titans.
With no NRL Telstra Premiership fixtures or trials, January is supposed to be one of the more quiet months on the rugby league calendar.
Seven players will represent the Titans for the first time while a favourite son returns at the 2016 Downer Auckland Nines, with Neil Henry naming his squad.
Former Raiders and Sharks outside back Sami Sauiluma is set to ditch the Gold Coast sun for northern England, agreeing to a deal with Hull KR.