NRL | Newcastle prop Jacob Saifiti says he wants to shed his "too nice" tag when the Knights battle the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday

It is the question the Knights coaching staff and most fans would love to know the answer to.

Just how to unlock the aggressive streak in Daniel and Jacob Saifiti?

While coach Nathan Brown has made signing an athletic, power-running prop a priority for the club for next season, the irony is the Knights have two potential prototypes already on their books.

But getting the best out of either of the “Twin Towers” this season is proving to be a challenge with Jacob admitting the brothers needed to shed the “too nice” tag.

“They [the coaching staff] have been saying that,” he admitted.

“I definitely think that is part of the problem. I don’t know, we might have to take some anger pills.”

Jacob is back on the bench to partner his brother against the Titans on the Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon after a stint in NSW Cup and claims that should be motivation enough for him to produce his best.

“If I can’t draw some motivation from having to drop back, nothing will [make a difference] and I think it is a good starting point this weekend,” he said.

“They have named a pretty strong squad – their middle is strong but the focus for us is our defence. It hasn’t been up to scratch, especially in the middle.

“We need to go up there and put our best performance out there.

“I found myself back in reserve grade last weekend and I don’t want to be back there anytime soon.”

The Titans have lost their past five games but showed enough against the Melbourne Storm last week to suggest they will be a formidable opposition for the misfiring Knights.

Impressive forward Jai Arrow returns from injury, as does hooker Nathan Peats, who forms a formidable frontrow alongside skipper Ryan James and Jarrod Wallace.

But the player the Knights will fear most is young halfback Ash Taylor, who will be hoping his forward pack can provide a platform for him to operate behind. 

His ability to play direct in attack at pace caused the Storm defence plenty of headaches and he comes up against a Knights defensive line that has been less than solid in recent weeks.

Brown concedes the Titans will take some confidence into the game on the strength of their performance against the Storm despite their losing streak.

“Last week under a bit of adversity against Melbourne, I thought they were a touch unlucky in some ways to go down,” coach Brown said.

“I would have thought they would be reasonably positive. They have a good number of experienced players and obviously a good halfback.

“They be viewing themselves in a positive manner after the way they performed against Melbourne. 

“For us, we had our worst week in some areas last weekend but we also had some good stuff too. We just need a little more consistency across the board from everyone.”

Aggression: Knights prop Jacob Saifiti takes on the South Sydney defence during his side's loss to the Rabbitohs at McDonald Jones Stadium a fortnight ago. Saifiti and twin brother Daniel both agree they need to find their best form against the Titans. Picture: Darren Pateman/AAP

Aggression: Knights prop Jacob Saifiti takes on the South Sydney defence during his side's loss to the Rabbitohs at McDonald Jones Stadium a fortnight ago. Saifiti and twin brother Daniel both agree they need to find their best form against the Titans. Picture: Darren Pateman/AAP