He is one of the new faces to join the Titans for season 2021 and already Patrick Herbert has earnt himself his first representative jumper, after being selected for the Maori Indigenous All Stars side.
The annual NRL All Stars match will take place in Townsville on 20 February and the Kiwi native is excited about his selection.
"It feels mad hey, I am a passionate Maori boy from New Zealand." Herbert said.
"All of my family are back home so its a chance for me to represent not just myself but my family and I am sure they will be proud."
Born in Whakatane, New Zealand, Herbert started his senior rugby league career with the St George Illawarra Dragons, before moving to the New Zealand Warriors where he played 21 NRL matches across 2019-20, before joining the Titans ahead of season 2021 with the goal to claim the vacant right centre position.
The All Stars game will be his first match since joining the club and Titans fans will no doubt watch with a keen interest to see how their new recruit performs.
And, he may even line up opposite new teammate, Brian Kelly, who has been selected for the Indigenous All Stars.
"It's a good exhibition match for our first pre-season hit out and it is going to be against a passionate side, so its going to be a good game. Herbert said.
"It will be exciting (to play against Titans teammates).
"I have played against some when I was at the Warriors, so (it will be fun) to come up against them and see how we go.
"I am sure there will be a bit of banter, but we will shake hands after."
Herbert is settling in well to life at the Titans and, speaking from the team's Kingscliff camp last week, he expressed how excited he and his teammates are for the season-proper to kick off.
"I am loving it (at the Titans), all of the boys are very welcoming and we are all keen to start the season - I think we have a good platform to work from with the pre-season we have gone through.
"It will be good to hit round 1 now, hit the ground running." Herbert said.