Forward Zeb Taia has spoken about how good the feeling is to be back out training with the main playing group after undergoing groin surgery after the 2016 playing season. 

Taia went under the knife a few days after the club's Presentation Night and after returning to training on restricted duties, has returned to the main group. 

"I'm back to ful training," Taia said. "I had the groin surgery and went through all the rehab but I'm now back with boys and touched the ball last week for the first time this pre-season."

The 32-year-old has returned to training with fire in his belly after he exited the 2016 season earlier than he would have liked. Taia was a late withdrawal before the clash against teh Broncos in the Elimination Final but he has vowed to take the positives out of the entire season to drive him next year. 

"It was tough (the finish to the year). If i dwell on it too much it gets me down.

"I've tried to think positively on what else had made it a good year. My first year back in the NRL and I played pretty consistently which was good."

The Auburn born forward is entering his second year at the club and is well aware that he is fighting for his contract to be activated for 2018. 

"There is an extension there but it is in the Titans favour. I'll be doing everything I can to get that activated."