Part of Queensland's State of Origin series victory, Titans winger Phillip Sami describes the experience as "surreal".
The 23-year-old has returned to pre-season training and says he will be a better player after the Origin experience.
"It was definitely something that I’m very grateful to be a part of," Sami said.
"I didn’t think that I’d ever be in that arena.
"It’s crazy to think that I played two games in the series.
"I used to watch the game with my family, on a Wednesday night you’d have your pizza and watch the Origin.
"I’m very grateful to have that opportunity to represent my family’s last name there.
"It was definitely a surreal moment for me.
"There’s definitely a lot of lessons learnt from that series but I’m going to take that into this pre-season and hopefully I can implement that into my game."
During his off-season break, Sami and partner Chloe welcomed baby Velzy into the world in December.
“We’re a family of three now," he proudly says.
"It’s a new and different chapter for us but we’re looking forward to it together and I can’t wait to see him grow up.
"We had my girlfriend’s mum come over from Townsville (during the break) to meet the little man and he is definitely a bundle of joy."
Sami says despite 2020 being so positive, he has set a simple goal to achieve in 2021.
"(My goal) is just to be better than last year," he said.
"It was a big year for me, I had my bub, I played Origin, but my goal is just to be better than I was last year and to be the best I can.
“I did as much (training) as I could because obviously I had my bub come in the time of pre-season so I had to come in and do as much as I can and after we had bub I did a few sessions at a local field so I came back pretty good.
“I just couldn’t wait to get back here with the boys and train hard.
"It’s good to be back."