Titans hooker Nathan Peats has praised retiring Storm fullback Billy Slater as 'a wonderful fella' and a 'great role model' but insists that when both teams take to Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday afternoon it will all be put to the side with two points up for grabs.
Slater announced his retirement from the game a fortnight ago and Saturday's match against the Titans will mark his final match in his home state of Queensland.
"He's a legend of the game and has played over 300 matches," Peats said.
"There is a bit of respect there because of the type of person he is. He's such a nice guy and a great footy player but at the end of the day we've got a game to win.
"You can only so much respect. He's a wonderful fella and a great role model to the kids but we're going out there to get the two points and win a game of footy."
The Titans have a big fortnight ahead to close out season 2018 with Cbus Super Stadium also the host of what will be Cowboys and NRL favourite, Johnathan Thurston's, final NRL match.
"Next week will be special but we need to focus on this game first.
"We need to try and get the win in front of our home crowd.
"We haven't had too many wins and have been a bit inconsistent with home games, so we need to get the win."