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Stat to Fix: Titans need more metres in attack and less in defence

It's little wonder the Titans were constantly under pressure last season given they often didn't make a dent with the ball while being overrun by the opposition.

The wooden spooners ranked second worst in the league in terms of both metres gained (36,112m) and conceded (40,924m) – a lethal recipe for fatigue.

Newcastle (36,108m gained) and Canterbury (41,622m conceded) saved the Gold Coast from finishing last in both categories.

Defending under duress was not something the Titans did well, especially when the opposition earned a repeat set from a penalty.

The Titans leaked a league-worst 43 tries in the set after being penalised, accounting for 38% of the 112 tries they conceded in total.

They also ranked fifth for missed tackles (33.3 per game) and their failed attempts proved very costly, conceding 5.8 line breaks per game coming directly from misses.

New coach Justin Holbrook's mission is to reinstall the resolve that has been sorely lacking at the club, and getting the team to run and tackle with more impetus could well be a priority.

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