Warriors coach Nathan Brown has put his players on notice after a disappointing loss to the Titans.
The Gold Coast side opened the scoring with the first set of the game courtesy of some AJ Brimson brilliance, before Greg Marzhew crossed for the first of his two tries.
Wade Egan then got the Warriors back in the game, sparking a seesawing contest which saw the Titans come away victorious 20-18.
KFC SuperCoach is back! You could win the Holy Grail of Fantasy Footy plus $50k cash. play now
Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Live & Ad-Break Free During Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free now.
Despite taking the lead into halftime, Brown believed his side’s start was poor, conceding two tries in the first 14 minutes.
“Our start to the game, both of our edges – the first two tries they got off slow play the balls, it was just really poor. Not good enough if you want to win games,” Brown said in the post-match press conference.
“We’re not trying to develop players, we want to win bloody games of footy. It was not acceptable. Not a good enough start.”
MORE NRL NEWS
3 BIG HITS: Sharks halves shine as Hynes seals epic win, Moses magic can’t mask major Eels flaw
‘MAKING IT HARD TO SCORE TRIES’: Flanagan blasts bunker as Warriors robbed
‘BUNKER SCHMUNKER’: Warriors gifted ‘contentious’ try as legends debate ‘control’
Brown highlighted his young outside backs’ errors, blaming simple mistakes for the team’s loss.
“Obviously a good effort to get back in the game, and again get in front like we did last week, but then we had two young outside backs drop the ball with the line wide open just purely and simply because they didn’t get deep enough. Again not acceptable,” Brown said.
“Not now with where we want to be as a football club. Really disappointing.
“It was a good game of footy, I’m not saying anyone was better than the other.
‘FELT LIKE MY SOUL DIED’: Coates opens on brutal Storm introduction
HIA CHAOS: Dragons coach stunned as ‘obviously concussed’ Panther plays on
3 BIG HITS: Teddy dominates Turbo in battle of fullbacks, Manly’s ‘catastrophic’ start
“I think both sides had some periods where they better. Who deserved to win? I’m not sure.
“Whether or not you deserved to win … you get the ball with no one in front of you, you catch and put it down and score. We had two glaring ones. They took everything they created, credit to them.
“We’ve got some talented young players, they need to understand the consequences of not getting it right… it costs you games and it makes us all feel down and sour.”
The Warriors will be hoping to record their first win of the 2022 season, taking on the Tigers in Round 3.
Get all the latest NRL news, highlights and analysis delivered straight to your inbox with Fox Sports Sportmail. Sign up now!!