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NRL: Holbrook keeps calm after loss

Gold Coast Titans coach Justin Holbrook says there is not much wrong with his side and he will not be making sweeping changes despite another defeat.

The Titans are priced at 50/1 to win the grand final but sit 2-4 for the 2022 NRL season after losing 26-18 against against Manly in round six.

No panic

The Titans made finals last season and were expected to kick on in 2022 after bolstering their spine in the off-season.

Things may not be going to plan so far but Holbrook is not reaching for the panic button just yet and believes things will soon start to turn in their favour.

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Focus was on the halves pairing of Toby Sexton and AJ Brimson in the press conference after the game. Sexton did not have his best game, while it has been suggested Brimson is better at fullback.

"When you get beat it's so hard because you are looking at a million things," Holbrook said. "If Beau (Fermor) scores (a try that was disallowed for offside) at the end we might have led five tries to four.

"If we saved one try here or there then we could be sitting here differently. You can over-analyse stuff. I don't want to flip everything upside down. Because we're not getting beat by much. It's just a matter of tinkering with those key guys, that's where we are going to get the uplift."

Fifita does enough

Meanwhile Holbrook was pleased with the performance of $1million man David Fifita and felt he saw enough of the ball.

"I didn't feel like he wasn't in the game," Holbrook added. "In the first half it was hard, I think they dictated the game to us and did a great job of that.

"In the second half I felt we did that to them and noticed him a bit more so. I have no issues with David, we're just not winning key moments for long periods of time."

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