NRL: Cronulla Sharks celebrate Paul Gallen milestone with win

Cronulla produced their trademark grit in a dominant 20-6 NRL win over the Gold Coast and celebrate skipper Paul Gallen's club record milestone match in style.

Gallen moved alongside Andrew Ettingshausen on 328 games for the black, white and blue as his side came up with a hardened performance at Shark Park on Saturday.

After last week's loss to Newcastle, the Sharks bounced back in style as new coach John Morris registered his first win as a first-grade coach.

The victory had all the hallmarks that we have come to associate with the side in recent years - inspired goalline defence and a refusal to yield to adversity.

The Titans enjoyed nearly three times as much football inside their opposition's red zone (59 tackles to 20) but only cracked them for one try.

The Sharks at times in the second half looked like they would run out of troops.

Hooker Jayden Brailey was taken from the field in the 24th minute with a head knock, giving his brother Blayke his NRL debut.

Sosaia Feki came off with 25 minutes remaining with a knee injury while Briton Nikora had to come off for a HIA test and Jayson Bukuya was sin-binned.

"They're a resilient group," Morris said.

"They're a tough team and not much seems to faze them so they enjoy defending their line.

"A lot of adversity with players playing out of position and blokes who were busted that probably needed to come off."

After being held scoreless by Canberra last week, the loss places pressure on coach Garth Brennan.

Despite having more possession (52 per cent to 48), winning the penalty count (14-5) and making fewer errors (15-18), the Titans never really looked dangerous.

After 128 minutes of football, the Titans got their first try of the 2019 season when Brenko Lee snuck over after a Jai Arrow break.

Queensland Origin forward Arrow was a shining light in an otherwise dour performance, running for 299 metres, busting 7 tackles and making two linebreaks.

The Titans got over the line twice in the opening five minutes through Ryan James and Arrow but both times they were denied by the bunker.

The Sharks proceeded to take the game out of the visitors' hands, putting on three tries in 10 minutes including a double to Sione Katoa.

"At the moment we're a team hoping to win, not a team believing we can win," Brennan said.

"We're a bit down on confidence at the moment. We were there over the tryline four times and couldn't get a break and couldn't deal with the disappointment.

"I'm not going to make excuses (with halves Ash Taylor and Tyrone Roberts being out), the players we're putting out there are quality players."