There's two games Patrick Herbert circled on the calendar when he joined the Titans - a clash against his old Club and the local derby against Brisbane.
The 24-year-old says the first two rounds (against the Warriors and the Broncos) are important to build momentum as the Titans start their tilt at the 2021 NRL Premiership season.
"There is a lot of hype around the Club, so to get a win in round one against the Warriors and then to come up against the Broncos it would be good to get the momentum going early," Herbert said.
"It sets a platform for our season and it gets a good feeling around the Club if you're winning those first few games."
Despite impressing in his pre-season outings for both the Maori All Stars and in the Titans trial match in Lismore, Herbert says he knows he isn't guaranteed selection.
"There is so much depth in the outside backs, I just don't want to get complacent," he said.
"There are a lot of boys ready ... I need to keep my foot down."
It's going to be a big month in the Herbert household, with Patrick and partner Kirri juggling the start of the NRL season with the arrival of a new baby.
"We've got a little young fella already who just turned one last week and then we've got one due in four weeks.
"I tip my hat to my partner, she is the best partner.
"She is the best mum, especially with footy and how we are away every second week.
"She is the rock of our family."