The Titans kick off a new era under Des Hasler at home, as they attempt to get back to the finals for the first time since 2021.
A run of three straight home games from Round 9 to 11 – followed by another game in Brisbane in Round 12 – should give the Gold Coast a good opportunity to build some momentum mid-season while they don't have to face premiers Penrith until the final round of the regular season.
Teams they play twice
Home and away fixtures await the Titans with all three of their Queensland rivals, the Dolphins, Cowboys and Broncos, while they'll also take on the Warriors, Knights, Sharks, Dragons and Sea Eagles on two occasions.
Teams they play once
There's just one meeting with both premiers Penrith and wooden spooners Wests Tigers this coming season for the Gold Coast while there's no trip to Melbourne either, with their only clash against the Storm being a home one at Cbus Super Stadium in Round 9. Hasler's men will play the Bulldogs (A), Raiders (A), Rabbitohs (H), Eels (H) and Roosters (H) once too.
- Thursday: 1 game (0 home, 1 away)
- Friday: 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
- Saturday: 12 games (9 home, 3 away)
- Sunday: 9 games (2 home, 7 away)
- 5 days: 1 game
- 6 days: 5 games
- 7+ days: 17 games
The Titans only have one five-day turnaround in 2024 with a trip to New Zealand to face the Warriors on ANZAC Day coming five days after their home game against the Sea Eagles in Round 7. They'll have a 14-day turnaround between games following their Round 2 bye, as well as 13-day breaks after their second and third bye rounds in Round 13 and 17 respectively.
- Round 1: v Dragons (H)
- Round 2: BYE
- Round 3: v Bulldogs (A)
- Round 4: v Dolphins (H)
The Titans don't need to travel until Round 3 thanks to an opening-week home match against the Dragons followed by a bye in Round 2. They close out the opening month by hosting the Dolphins at Cbus Super Stadium in a game they'll be desperate to right the wrongs for after last year's historic collapse.
Winners in a 26-24 thriller against the Eels last Magic Round, the Titans face a Newcastle side who missed last year's event due to having a bye. The game kicks off the three-game slate on Saturday at Suncorp Stadium.
State of Origin watch
A bye in Round 13 means they won't play while talent is sidelined for Origin I, before taking on the Rabbitohs in Round 14 when players will face backing up on a short turnaround. The Titans get another bye in Round 17, after facing the Warriors on the Gold Coast in the days before Origin II. They play the Eels in Round 19 when Origin players will be out and the Sea Eagles in the round directly after Origin III.
Can't miss game
Round 22 v Broncos, Saturday at Cbus Super Stadium (H)
A crowd of over 42,000 got along to witness the last meeting between these two sides and you can expect this huge local derby match to be keenly followed once again with the family friendly 3.00pm Saturday timeslot. Barring something disastrous for either team, there should be plenty to play for at this point of the season too.