Journalist: How much are you thinking about life after footy?
Corey Thompson: Never, I still feel 22! That's not crossing my mind yet ... as long as Donny (Anthony Don) is here, he keeps me young but hopefully I can keep playing good footy and play for a lot longer.
Don't take that answer to mean that Corey Thompson hasn't got a plan for when footy finishes. The 30-year-old has his sights set on becoming a firefighter when he hangs up the boots.
But Thompson has plenty he wants to achieve in the NRL before he even considers changing his answer to that question.
Joining the Titans from the Wests Tigers mid way through 2020, this is Thompson's first pre-season on the Gold Coast.
The outside back says he is ready for a big year, but there's no particular number he wants on his back - as long as it is in the gameday 17.
"I've done the whole pre-season at fullback just growing and getting better," he said.
"I've been playing fullback (in pre-season) just because AJ is injured and if I end up getting put there for whatever reason I'll be ready to go and I'll make sure this team has a successful run and if I'm wing I'll play the way I did on the wing last year and really have a good crack.
"I really enjoy playing alongside AJ and I think when we are both out there we can benefit from each other.
"I love playing wing too, so wherever I get put I'll be happy.
"I've done reps on both sides of the field for wing as well as fullback so it's been about keeping those combinations with whoever plays centre like BK (Brian Kelly) and whoever plays the other side.
"It doesn't bother me which side of the field I play.
"I know some people have a preferred side and they don't like switching, but I don't mind playing either side and fullback is just as fun.
"I think the team needs to be successful no matter who gets named in the team and everyone is training hard to make sure that happens.
"I go into every year the same, I don't think anything is given, and I work hard to earn that spot."
A popular member of the squad and a player who quickly became a Titans member favourite in 2020, Thompson says he can feel the energy around the Coast ahead of the kickoff to this season.
"When you go to the shops or you go to cafes and people are wearing their Titans gear and they're excited about the season and they say they're looking forward to the season with all the new boys here.
"How we ended last season, if we can continue that form, Cbus will be packed each week and that will be good for the town."