WALLACE: I think he'll be good for us

Prop forward Jarrod Wallace has indicated that he is expecting big things from new recruit Leilani Latu after the pre-season he is putting in at the TFH High Performance Centre.

Latu joined the squad in late November and has been working hard, with the aim to secure a regular starting spot in the front row.

Wallace, who will likely partner Latu in the pack, is looking for Latu to make that position his own.

“I think he’ll be really good for our squad,” Wallace said. “He’s a big boy, tall, thick through the middle.

“He’s a hard guy to tackle as well. I remember playing him last year and it was difficult.

“I reckon he’s fit at the moment and running well. He has that skill with the ball in his hand as well.”

With Coach Garth Brennan mentioning that Ryan James is likely to switch to the left edge, Wallace believes the former Panther is looking for a more senior role as part of the Titans squad.

“He’ll have a huge impact for us. I think he came up here to step up and do a job.”

Find out more information about Leilani Latu here