Titans back-rower Zeb Taia has told NRL.com that he struggled mentally with the shift into the centres midway through the first half against Canberra.
Josh Papalii entering realms of rugby league elite, highs and lows of Dally M contenders, Titans won't look overseas for help and Ricky Stuart defends Bird.
The Canberra Raiders have beaten the Gold Coast Titans to move within one point of the NRL Telstra Premiership top four.
The Titans and Raiders have named their final teams for Sunday's clash at Cbus Super Stadium.
They weren't meant to start in the halves together but a strong off-field bond has seen Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts flourish on the field in 2016.
Aidan Sezer goes up against his former club, with the Titans having already enjoyed one surprise win over the Green Machine this season.
After experiencing a ruck move from the Rabbitohs first hand in a trial, the Titans duplicated the play to great effect for a rare Luke Douglas four-pointer.
The Titans, Dragons and Warriors all had important wins during the major bye round, keeping pace with the top eight as the business end of the season looms.
While many take the train to work on a daily basis, Titans halfback Ashley Taylor wasn't expecting to use public transport en route to Cbus Super Stadium.
Titans' big test still to come, Peats revels in starting role, Manly's injury woes worsen and Jake Trbojevic setting right example for struggling Sea Eagles.