Ankle issue to sideline Titans' Copley

Matt Encarnacion
Titans' Dale Copley (r) could miss several weeks after damaging his ankle in defeat by South Sydney

Gold Coast centre Dale Copley is looking at a stint on the sidelines after suffering a left-ankle injury in Saturday's NRL loss to South Sydney.

Copley limped off the field early in the second half after attempting to make a tackle at Bankwest Stadium, forcing Jai Arrow to the centres.

Titans coach Justin Holbrook fears being without Copley for a few weeks.

"He got his ankle caught in a tackle there so we'll have to look at that. It doesn't look great short-term," he said post-game.

Arrow, who will join the Rabbitohs next year, also had to be attended to during the game after aggravating a rib injury he has been battling with in recent weeks.

But he recovered and was one of the Titans' best in a beaten side.

"He had some sore ribs. He battled on for us which was great, he got caught out in the centres there for a bit unfortunately for him," Holbrook said.

"He'll be OK. He's a great player for us, very tough and played through it which was great. We'll reassess but it should be alright."

A week after finally ending a 364-day winless drought with a 28-23 victory over Wests Tigers, Holbrook admitted his side failed to show the same determination during a first-half Rabbitohs assault.

He also rued a crucial forward-pass call midway through the opening period when the game was in the balance, which ended in the Rabbitohs going ahead.

"We definitely took more than one step forward [last week] but we have to do that more often. We can't be just happy with that," Holbrook said.

"It showed in the first half, a lot of 50-50s we just didn't go and get and make up and go our way. It makes a difference in games, some big momentum changes.

"You've got to make them go your way and when they go the other way, it's hard to hang on. We didn't do a good enough job of that today."