It looks like a mismatch: the in-form league leaders up against the strugglers from down the road. But local derbies can produce unusual results...
Dave Taylor has been demoted to the Intrust Super Cup, further clouding his future at the Gold Coast club.
After a string of off-field incidents a top-eight finish would have been extraordinary for the Titans but they now look more likely to win the wooden spoon.
Embarrassed Titans players have vowed to make amends for two inept performances in less than a week and have pleaded with fans to give them one more chance.
Securing only their second win since Round 5, the Newcastle Knights reigned supreme over the Gold Coast Titans in their 30-2 victory.
Titans coach Neil Henry says the club hasn't been in discussions to sign Knights halfback Tyrone Roberts for next season.
Off the boot of star five-eighth Jarrod Mullen, the Newcastle Knights have emerged victorious 30-2 over the Gold Coast Titans to end a six-game losing streak.
Titans hooker and former Knight Chad Redman is expecting the heavy Newcastle artillery to be directed his way when he takes on his former club on Saturday.
Greg Bird has been linked with a handful of other NRL clubs but ahead of his return to the team on Saturday insists he has no intention of leaving the Titans.
The Gold Coast Titans are the youngest club in the premiership, having been admitted to the NRL in just 2007.