With the side decimated by injury and representative selections, new five-eighth Chris McQueen believes the Titans still have the firepower to match it with the Rabbitohs on Friday night.
Whilst the side will be missing some big names for the fixture, the 29-year-old believes with 17 v 17, it’s anyone’s game.
“I think so (will be competitive),” McQueen said. “We’ll show up with 17 men who will look to do a job.
“We train with a big squad and have been together since November, so everyone knows their role.”
Hooker Pat Politoni will make his Gold Coast Titans debut whilst the side also welcomes back John Olive for his first appearance in 2017 and international back rower Kevin Proctor from suspension.
“I’ve never played with Patty but he looks sharp out of dummy-half and I’m looking forward to being out there with him,” centre Dale Copley said. “He usually runs the extras when we do defence and he controls all of those guys, so I expect him to do the same out there.”
Proctor bring with him a wealth of experience and McQueen knows he will be keen to perform.
“He’s a massive inclusion,” McQueen added. “The suspension has been burning him and he’s found it hard to watch.
“He’s a guy that’s not scared of hard work and the on-field chat he offers will help the younger guys around him.
“Things haven’t changed for him around training. He’s showed up and ripped in. He’s hungry to get out there.