Gold Coast Titans five-eighth, Ash Taylor, is rejuvenated and ready to go for season 2021.
Speaking to The Rush Hour Queenslander on Triple M the Titans playmaker believes Coach, Justin Holbrook has the team heading in the right direction ahead of a round 1 clash with the Warriors and a round 2 date with the Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium. Titans v Broncos -Tickets
Coincidentally, the Warriors are the same side Taylor and his teammates played in their final trial match over the weekend.
Both sides knew they would be facing eachother in a fortnight's time, and although there was a lot to like across attack and defense, clearly both sides didn't fire all of their shots just yet either.
The Titans have come through their trials injury-free and Taylor is now looking forward to getting into the real thing.
"(I am) very excited, all the hard work has been done now, hopefully we can start the season off with a bang," Taylor said.
"We worked really hard (last year) and when we do what we do at training, on the field, we can produce some good results.
"At the moment I am just loving my footy and it just comes easy when you play natural footy."
Asked what was driving his enjoyment and renewed confidence, Taylor had one man to thank.
"Justo (Holbrook) has been great, he just tells me to go out there and play footy and play with my eyes and not get stuck in the textbook," he said.
"When everyone plays their role it makes my job a bit easier.
"When Justo goes out there and gives you clear instructions on how he wants you to play, it just makes it easier."
As he enters his sixth season with the Titans, Taylor is loving what is happening at the club and knows where he wants to play his footy.
"I have been at this club for five or six years and it is home for me for footy," he said.
"There is just so much professionalism on and off the field at the club right now.
"We finished great last year but we are not dwelling on that and not relying on that, just because we finished well last year that it will happen again this year."