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Holbrook promises changes for NRL’s Titans




Pissed off Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook admits he has to make modifications to his underperforming staff after a 44-16 NRL humiliation in opposition to the Sydney Roosters in Mackay.

The Titans slumped to a fifth-straight loss to go away their season hanging by a thread, having received simply two of 9 matches.

Admitting there was no positives from the heavy loss at BB Print Stadium, Holbrook is poised to swing the choice axe for subsequent weekend’s conflict with St George Illawarra.

“We obviously need some personnel changes,” Holbrook stated.

“And that’s the troublesome half whenever you’re not profitable. It’s a must to make modifications and you then lose your cohesion amongst your aspect.

“But we can’t accept what we dished up tonight.”

Holbrook started the season pinning his hopes on a younger backbone together with Jayden Campbell at fullback and inexperienced Toby Sexton at halfback, whereas State of Origin consultant AJ Brimson shifted to five-eighth.

Campbell hasn’t performed since a loss to Canberra in spherical three when he injured his ribs. He was a spectator in Mackay whereas Brimson has returned to fullback with journeyman Will Smith now at five-eighth.

Saturday’s recreation was additionally the primary match for the Titans with out barnstorming ahead David Fifita, who has been sidelined for as much as 4 weeks with a knee damage.

“We’re just not working hard enough,” Titans captain Tino Fa’asuamaleaui stated.

“Throughout throughout the park, together with myself, we have to have a superb exhausting look (at ourselves).

“There’s no positives out of that. The only positive is that there’s another game next week and we can work on it during the week and make sure we come back.”

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