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Fit Fotuaika ready to lead from the front

Fit and with a full pre-season under his belt, Moeaki Fotuaika is ready to tackle 2021 head-on.

The 21-year-old had an immediate impact in the Titans 12-all draw with the Warriors in Lismore, showing that he again is ready to lead the Club's go-forward this season.

"I'm fitter than what I was last year because last year I was in rehab most of the time.

"To get a full pre-season under my belt is really good and it puts me in a position to have a good year.

"I felt really good after the trial and it was good to finally get out there and blow the cobwebs out."

Fotuaika played 20 minutes at Oakes Oval, playing alongside new recruits Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and David Fifita in the pack for the first time.

"To play with the players that I haven't played with before, that was good.

"I was just keen to get out there and run alongside the boys.

"I thought as middles we really did a good job in the first 20 minutes in particular."

Fotuaika says the Titans pack has two good tests to start the season, first against the Warriors in round one and then the Broncos in the Gold Coast's first home game at Cbus Super Stadium in round two.

"We can really take some confidence out of that trial and we can take that into round one and knowing that we've played them (Warriors) before we can use that to our advantage knowing how they play.

"It's good to have a good test, but as everyone knows they've got a good forward pack and they get their halves on the front foot so it'll be a good challenge to see how we go up against them."

After making his Queensland Origin debut in game two of the series in 2020, Fotuaika is again eyeing a return to maroon in 2021.

"For myself I just want to be starting in the first 13 every week and playing consistent footy every game and hopefully that will put me in a good position for rep honours again."

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.