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If all goes to plan for coach Justin Holbrook, David Fifita won’t start for Gold Coast any time soon after his bold call to unleash his marquee man from the bench had spectacular results on Sunday.

A fired-up Fifita was unstoppable at times, wreaking havoc off the interchange to inspire a 32-10 thumping of St George Illawarra at Cbus Super Stadium and keep the Titans’ finals dream alive.

It was almost men against boys as Fifita scored a barnstorming 34th-minute try and set up another, finishing with two line breaks, one line break assist and 13 tackle busts while running 127 metres.

Fifita produced a one-two punch with impressive debutant halfback Toby Sexton that proved too much for seventh-placed Dragons (8-10), ensuring the Titans (7-11) moved to one win outside the eight with six games remaining.