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Footy not a numbers game for Fotuaika

8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17.

The number doesn't matter for Moeaki Fotuaika, it's the role that he's focussed on rather than what is on his back in 2021.

After starting the season in the #10 as starting prop, Fotuaika has been moved back to the bench for the last two rounds.

He says coach Justin Holbrook has explained the reasons and he's fully on board embracing the change.

"Me, Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui) and Wal (Jarrod Wallace) we all sort of play the same and we like to run with the footy so he (Holbrook) just wanted to change it up a bit with Peach (Tyrone Peachey) to play a bit of footy in the middle.

"I was happy with whatever he wanted and whatever Justin sees me playing I'm happy with that as long as I'm in the 17."

"The games already started and everyone is warmed up and by the time I've gotten on there are a few tired players out there and it makes my role a bit easier.

"I'm just trying to bring some momentum when I come on and to bring that energy."

Fotuaika says it's a team mentality that the Titans pack is embracing, with Wallace, Sam Lisone and Jaimin Jolliffe also providing plenty of punch up front.

Alongside the familiar faces and combinations built in 2020, Fotuaika says he's really enjoying playing alongside his Queensland Origin team-mate Fa'asuamaleaui.

"Tino has been unreal for us this season and it is good to play alongside him.

"I've definitely been enjoying playing footy with him."

Fotuaika says the team is excited to be back at Cbus Super Stadium to play in front of The Legion this weekend and is looking forward to another test against the Knights forward pack.

"It's definitely a challenge for myself coming up against a quality forward pack like Newcastle," he said.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge and hopefully we can get a win at home too."