DAVID MEAD - 23 MARCH 2014 - Action from Round 3 of the National Rugby League (NRL) Australia 2014 season - Canberra Raiders vs Gold Coast Titans. Match was played on a Sunday at GIO Stadium, Canberra, ACT, Australia. PHOTO: BEN SOUTHALL | SMP IMAGES

iSelect Titans fullback David Mead knows he has a big task in deputising for William Zillman against a Cowboys team boasting one of the game's best play-makers and kickers in Johnathan Thurston, but he feels ready for the challenge.