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Marzhew ready to show his versatility in return to footy

Titans powerhouse, Greg Marzhew will line up in the unfamiliar centre position tonight for the Gold Coast Titans, after 'promoting' himself there over the off-season.

The move cam about with Marzhew wanting to show Coach, Justin Holbrook his versatility across the backline.

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Nearly a year to the day since Marzhew pulled on the boots he will line up against the side he last played for, the Burleigh Bears, in the first trial of the Titans' pre-season.

Like many of his teammates it has been a long break between games and just getting back on the field is a win in itself.

"It still hasn't kicked in (playing again), it has been that long though. Marzhew said.

"I almost forgot what to do before games, but it is exciting.

With Brian Kelly occupying one of the centre spots for the Titans an opportunity exists on the other side of the field and Marzhew is keen to show the coach his versatility to cover that role should he be called upon.

"Justin told me that I will play first half (tonight) in the centres and maybe wing in the second half." Marzhew said.

In an unconventional route to the position Marzhew put himself there at training and impressed the coach enough to give him a chance in the trial to show his wares.

"I wanted to show that I can play more than one position and be more dynamic than just being on the wing. Marzhew said

"At the end of last year Justin told me he saw me playing on the wing, but I just put myself in the centre spot at training and kept training there and so I think he is throwing me in there to see how I go."

He wont have it easy with Intrust Super Cup veteran Sami Sauiluma on the opposite side of the field.

"That will be a good challenge, he has a good step and it won't be easy."

Marzhew is aligned with Burleigh as his feeder club, if he isn't in the NRL side, so will get to see his teammates up close and personal, but he is keeping his goals simple at this time of year.

"It's my first game back, so just want to do my job and know my role.

"Stick to the process and stick to my role and do my part for the team.

"(This year) I just want to get out there and do my best for whoever my coach is Justin (Holbrook) or Stoney (Burleigh Coach, Rick Stone)."

**Pizzey Park is at capacity for tonight's trial and no tickets will be sold at the gate.**