Brisbane has moved into the NRL top eight with a dominant 34-12 victory over struggling Gold Coast.
The Broncos ran in six attempts on two, including a first-half double to Kotoni Staggs, to leapfrog Newcastle into eighth position on 19 points after 18 games.
For the second week in a row, teen prop Payne Haas ran more than 200 yards, while fellow teammates Matt Lodge and David Fifita were hugely influential through the middle in Saturday night's first half.
Another young striker, Patrick Carrigan, played 60 minutes off the bench, finishing with 31 tackles and 158 yards.
That's far from Brisbane's position after three straight defeats in June, when the Broncos had dropped to 14th.
"We've been working really hard to give ourselves a chance, but we're certainly not being led away," coach Anthony Seibold said.
"We have six games to go. We're only three-quarters of the way through the season.
"We didn't get too pessimistic or too bad at ourselves when certain people put us in the luggage. We won't be too transported now."
The only sour notes for the Broncos were the lock Tevita Pangai Jnr, who was placed on report for a heavy tackle on Phillip Sami and a groin strain for veteran Alex Glenn, who excluded him from the second half.
Pangai was scapegoated as well as being placed on record after trapping the Sami with a shoulder while tackling the center of the Titans after he fired a kick.
Seibold was distraught over the referee's response and was convinced the Tongan international would not be in danger of missing out on Friday's clash with top-of-the-table Melbourne at Suncorp Stadium.
"I thought it should have been a scramble and a feed for us," Seibold said of the Pangai incident.
“He didn't get off the floor. Tevita didn't hit him until he landed, and Sami didn't leave.
"If he is charged … I will not comment, but I do not think he will be charged."
Defeat leaves the Titans rock bottom with just four wins in a miserable 2019.
Interim boss Craig Hodges, who said he knew nothing about his own future amid reports that the new Titans & # 39; coach may be announced early next week, said fundamental mistakes at crucial times continued to undermine the team's efforts.
"Right now, when two teams are competing, we're the first team to release the pressure valve," Hodges said.
While Sami underwent his initial assessment of head injuries, he was unable to return to the second half after self-report in dress shed.
The Titans also lost winger Dale Copley late in the game to a hamstring load, which likely sidelined him for a couple of weeks and possibly the rest of the season.
While Brisbane is hosting the Storm in a huge test of their final registration, the Gold Coast is gone to rule premiers the Sydney Roosters on Sunday week at SCG.