Anthony Don doesn't consider himself a senior player, but knows exactly how some of the fresh faces in the Titans squad are feeling after one week of pre-season.
After tying the knot in th off-season, Don has his sights set firmly on one major goal for 2017; cement a spot in the startingn side each week.
"Just comes down to consistency and playing good footy week-in week-out," Don told reporters this morning.
Don says there is plenty of competition in the Titans backline at the moment which is pushing the players through pre-season training.
"Throughout my career I've never had my spot secured so I won't be taking things easy.
"I'm not getting ahead of myself, I know I've got to work hard and get through the trial games and hopefully I'll get to start the season on the wing."
Don says he's enjoying the injection of train-and-trial players currently with the squad. He says he's trying to help them feel welcome around the club, like he was when he first began his NRL career in 2013.
"I remember when I was doing it, you're trying to impress, getting here early and trying to do everything right."
"For me personally I was pretty nervous, I was scared to talk to the high profile players like Luke Bailey, Birdy and Dave Taylor.
"I'm not much of a high-profile so I don't think they're intimiated by me but I'm doing what I can to help them."
Don says he's enjoying his first pre-season with Konrad Hurrell who linked with the side mid-season last year.
"I thought he was one of our best over the back end of the season.
"He's looking good, and says he's never been so fit."