We caught up with boss of rugby league in WA, John Sackson, while the Titahs were there for the Rabbitohs clash and found the game is growing ... but they'd like an NRL team.

Sackson, who has been in and around the game for decades, talks about the extra exposure the game ove rthere gets this year with the Titans paying Souths last weekend, Manly taking on the Warriors in a few weeks and then a Test match between Australia and New Zealand in October.

"League's heritage goes back over 60 years here, and it is a rich, strong heritage," he said. "And we have had six years of consecutive growth in participation which bucks the national trend.

"There is plenty of talent over here, we have a really robust local club scene in both the seniors and juniors and we also have another competition in the Pilbera.

They also have the strongest 'other states' teams and a women's competition and have a team entered in the NSW S G Ball (under-18s competition) from where several NRL players have emerged, like Curtis Rona and Waka Blake.

And few people know that our own five-eighth in the Titans under-20s came, Josh Rogers who has been in great form, comes from North Beach in Perth, the club the Titans visited on Monday.