Ex-Melbourne Storm halfback Ryley Jacks is expected to feature prominently for the Titans if Tyrone Roberts and Ash Taylor are forced to miss Saturday's game against the Sharks.
The 26-year-old recruit could be called into action as injuries have wreaked havoc among the Titans' halves. A sore quad ruled out Taylor just before the round one loss to the Raiders, and Roberts went down with an Achilles injury early in the contest.
With Roberts expected to miss more than a month, and Taylor's status uncertain, Jacks, who played 25 games for the Storm, will likely become a key player for his new club in the coming weeks.
Titans coach Garth Brennan expressed confidence in Jacks.
"Absolutely. Ryley will definitely come into the equation if Ash and Tyrone are no good next week, that’s for sure," Brennan said to NRL.com.
"He’s a good player Ryley, that’s why we signed him. He’s been in a really good system.
"I watched him play today and I thought he did a decent job there at Tweed [Heads] and he played well last week as well.
"On the bright side, this year we do have a bit of depth there in that position.
"I’ve got the utmost faith in Ryley and if he gets the call next weekend he’ll do the job."
The Titans will travel to Shark Park to take on Cronulla on Saturday.