Konrad Hurrell says his major goal when he arrives on the Gold Coast to join the Titans is to become a more consistent NRL performer.
Hurrell, 24, today signed with the Titans for the rest of the 2016 season and next year.
The 104kg centre, one of the most destructive runners of the ball in the NRL, says he is excited about resurrecting his career on the Gold Coast after playing all his rugby league in Auckland.
And he is equally excited about becoming part of a Titans squad that gained his respect with the way they have been playing this season.
“I just want to get over to the Titans and start afresh. I think it is a good club that is building and I want to get back to the form I know I can produce and just concentrate on my footy,” he said.
“I am excited; I can’t wait to get over there.
“The first thing I need to do is focus on footy and nothing else. I want to stick to my position in the centres and be consistent – just play my game week in, week out.
“I admit consistency has been an issue in the past but it is something I have tried to work on. I feel I was in the best shape I had been in during the pre-season.
“My focus is to not just play good one week and not the next, but be a consistent performer.
“It’s not about proving anyone wrong, I just want to play some good footy.
“I haven’t had the chance to play much this year [in the NRL] but I guess this is a chance for me to show the best form I can in a really motivated side that has shown a lot of character this season with the way they have been playing.”
Hurrell admits the Titans’ performances this season have caught his eye, and he wants to be part of the aggressive, never-say-die culture the Gold Coast team has developed.
“They are an aggressive team; they run hard and give everything for 80 minutes,” he said.
“There’s not many superstars in the team but everyone works together; all the boys are working hard for each other and playing hard for the club and putting their bodies on the line and doing it for all the game.
“I’m looking forward to hopefully being part of that.”
Hurrell will be reunited with former Warriors clubmates Nathan Friend, Agnatius Paasi and Nathaniel Peteru but also has close connections with several other Titans squad members.
“I know Nathan Friend quite well from our time together at the Warriors, and Agnatius Paasi who played in the under-20s, and Nate Peteru. But I’ve also played with Leva Li for Tonga and I know Leivaha Pulu, who I spoke to today and it’s good that he’s excited that I’m coming over too.”