Another new recruit in Jesse Arthars has hit the ground running and has praised the playing group for their application and happiness around training.

NRL pre-season training is always a tough slog, tough on the body and tough on the mind but whilst Arthars has at times struggled through sessions, he's loved every minute of it.

The 20-year-old has returned to the Gold Coast to be closer to family and has enjoyed the start of his time at the club.

"Luckily I know a lot of the boys as I went to school with them and I think I'm slotting in well," Arthars said.

"The mood around the place is good and there are plenty of happy faces around. It's good to mix and mingle with everyone."

The New Zealand born fullback moved to the Gold Coast as a 12-year-old, attending Keebra Park High School and also played his junior football with Runaway Bay.

With plenty of competition for spots, Arthars is looking to impress at every opportunity.

"It was a hot one out there today. Al of the new boys are out there learning the vocab and getting their heads around that. It was a good session."

Moving back from down south, Arthars can see the similarities in the way each club approaches the pre-season.

"Footy wise it's pretty similar (at this time of year) but it's more conditioning. There is the same drive from the coaches and you obviously want to impress them."