Mid-season recruit Konrad Hurrell is the "missing link" the Gold Coast Titans were looking for, according to winger Anthony Don.
Former Warriors powerhouse Hurrell has made a terrific start to life with the Titans, scoring his first try for the resurgent NRL club in their big win over Parramatta on Saturday.
"It was a bit of a missing link, that right centre position, and Konrad's done a really good job so far," Don told reporters on Monday.
"He's just brought a whole new level of intensity, his ball-carrying is probably second-to-none.
"As a team, we're really coming together and adding Konrad to the mix has really helped out. It feels like we really are taking a few strides forward."
Gold Coast have won their last two games, rising to seventh spot on the ladder in the process.
But Neil Henry's side faces a difficult next-up assignment, with top side Cronulla - unbeaten in their last 15 matches - to visit Cbus Super Stadium on Monday night.
Don believes if there is a good time for the Titans to face the Sharks, it's now.
"They're on a really hot streak at the moment, they're the form team of the competition... but we're not going too bad either," he said.
"They're all playing really good footy, especially their outside backs and Ben Barba.
"It's going to be a team job to shut them down as best we can."