Less Snap Chat, more real chat.
That was the theme for the Titans pre-season camp in Kingscliff and half-back Jamal Fogarty says it helped bring the team even closer together.
“Once we put the phones away, we realised that we’re obviously on them all the time,” Fogarty told Wide World of Sports radio.
“One of the boys had eaten dinner and then we had our team meeting and he went up to the room and realised he had no phone so he came back down to the team room to communicate with everyone.
“We played a lot of cards, a lot of ping pong and we just had conversations to get to know each other and to connect and communicate.
“Someone like Phil Sami at footy training, he just goes about his work quietly, but down at camp he was quite funny and I didn’t realise he had a funny side to him.”
Fogarty says the likes of Sami, Moeaki Fotuaika, AJ Brimson and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui have brought plenty of energy into the Titans pre-season after their time in the Queensland Origin Squad.
“They’ve come back on a high,” Fogarty said.
Getting their first rep jersey and being able to bring back what they learnt in that Queensland camp is great and to see how happy and confident they are is what we need.”
Fogarty will get a chance to taste higher honours when he makes his debut in the number seven jersey for the Indigenous All Stars.
“It is a very proud moment for me and my family getting to represent where I’m from and my community so I can’t wait to get into camp,” he said.
“For me I’ll be trying to lean on guys like Cody (Walker) and Jack Wighton who have been there for a few years.
“It’s just raw talent and speed (in the backline) and hopefully we can do something special with it in a few weeks time.
“Talking to Tyrone Peachey, he says that Laurie (Daley) who is coaching the team is a great person and I’m keen to pick his brain and get some more knowledge which is a bonus for me.”