Jarrod Wallace says he wants to be a Gold Coast player for life, with the 29-year-old wanting to finish his career as a Titan.
"I’ve got so much belief in this club and hopefully we can do well over the next few years and maybe re-sign for a couple after that," Wallace said.
With two more seasons to run on his current contract, Wallace knows that he'll need to perform with a host of young players bolstering the Titans forward stocks.
Rather than shying away from the competition, Wallace says it is driving him to make sure he is leading the way.
"I'd definitely say I'm a lot fitter this year," he said.
"I'm probably a couple of kilos heavier than what I previously have been which is good, so going into the contact stuff I feel really good but my fitness is really good.
"That's from a good weights program, last year with the few injuries to my back I wasn't training to the full potential that I could have but everything is really good this year and I'm making sure I get in all my extras.
"I did a lot of stuff before the pre-season started to make sure my strength was right so that when I've come in I've hit the ground running."
After missing games through injury and then making his way back into the 17 via the bench, Wallace finished the year strongly as the Titans surged to five straight wins to end the season.
Entering his 10th season in the NRL, Wallace says he's determined to be a part of the starting pack.
“My starting role is everything for me," he said.
"I lost it there for a bit last year and I worked hard to get it back so I’m not putting myself in any position to lose it again this year.
“We’ll just see what Justin wants to do and what he think is best for the team but for me it’s to make sure I just keep keep training hard, make sure that I’m running where I need to be and make sure I put myself in the position that Justin picks me for that role.
Despite eyeing off the individual jersey, it's not a solo vision for Wallace who says the Titans forward pack is potentially the strongest he has played with.
"(The pack is) young, youthful, energetic, agile.
"It's really exciting, the boys are upbeat, they are fit and they're fast and they're strong in the gym.
"I'm just excited to be playing with these young guys and I'm excited to see what they can do this year and where we can put ourselves.
"At the end of the day if our forward pack is not going forward then our backs can't do anything.
"We (all of the forwards) have a big job this year to make sure we're laying the platform.
"Everyone was really happy with the way we finished (2020), but it just makes us more hungry for this season.
"I think (this pre-season) we are miles in front of where we were last year."