The Wests Tigers return to Campbelltown Sports Stadium for the first time since round two, coming off a morale-boosting win in Wollongong against the Dragons.
Coach Michael Maguire has tasked his side with matching that sort of effort week-to-week and they can expect a physical clash against a Titans side stinging from a last-up loss to the Broncos.
Justin Holbrook's men gave up a 22-0 lead to be run down at Suncorp Stadium last Friday but will be happy to travel to Campbelltown - a venue where they have won on their past two visits in 2017 and 2016.
They have conceded 112 points in their past three games and are staring down the barrel of a fourth straight loss if they can't fix up those defensive frailties.
Match: Wests Tigers v Titans
Round 9 -
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney
Wests Tigers: With Tommy Talau out suspended, Moses Mbye has been named in the centres. Jacob Liddle is the new man on the interchange to cover for Mbye's elevation.
James Roberts (chest) will miss a few more weeks. Zac Cini enjoyed a fine debut on the wing and has retained his spot.
Zane Musgrove dropped out off the reserves list on game day with Michael Chee Kam the 19th man. Tom Amone and Shawn Blore were omitted from the squad 24 hours before kick-off.
Winger David Nofoaluma has scored five tries in his past four games against the Titans.
Titans: Ash Taylor has been ruled out as he battles to return to full fitness after off-season hip surgery. Tanah Boyd will take his place in the starting side.
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui's return from a shoulder charge ban is a huge boost for a Titans pack that has been outmuscled in recent weeks. Moeaki Fotuaika drops back to the interchange bench.
With winger Corey Thompson set to miss at least eight weeks with a syndesmosis injury, Beau Fermor comes into the centres and Phillip Sami moves on to the wing.
Esan Marsters and Jaimin Joliffe are new faces on the bench. McIntyre is 18th man with Jayden Campbell dropping out of the squad on game day. Erin Clark was omitted from the squad on Friday.
The Titans have won six of their past eight games against the Tigers.
Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine LaurieFullback for Titans is number 1 Alexander Brimson
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 David NofoalumaWinger for Titans is number 2 Anthony Don
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Joseph LeiluaCentre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Moses MbyeCentre for Titans is number 4 Beau Fermor
Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Zac CiniWinger for Titans is number 5 Phillip Sami
Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Adam DoueihiFive-Eighth for Titans is number 19 Tanah Boyd
Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Luke BrooksHalfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James TamouProp for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake SimpkinHooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Alex TwalProp for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua2nd Row for Titans is number 12 David Fifita
Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe OfahengaueLock for Titans is number 13 Tyrone Peachey
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Jacob LiddleInterchange for Titans is number 14 Moeaki Fotuaika
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 15 Stefano UtoikamanuInterchange for Titans is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Alex SeyfarthInterchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Thomas MikaeleInterchange for Titans is number 21 Esan Marsters
Reserve for Wests Tigers is number 18 Michael Chee KamReserve for Titans is number 18 Sam McIntyre
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall
Daine Laurie v AJ Brimson. In the talent-laden fullback position, this duo are slowly working their way up the pecking order. Their elusive running styles ensure opponents always have something to worry about.
The Titans have conceded 112 points in their last three matches. In their first five they allowed just 79. Until they can get their defence in order, talk of finals football will remain on the backburner.
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