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Most people are billing the Titans clash against the Knights as the battle between AJ Brimson and Kalyn Ponga.

The Titans fullback says he understands the interest after both have played in the number #1 jersey for Queensland, but says he's not thinking about a battle for rep honours - rather it's a simple focus against Newcastle.

"That's (Origin) not on my mind at the moment to be honest," Brimson said.

"I'm just trying to get as many wins as we can at the start of the year.

"The main goal this week is to get the two points.

"He's (Ponga) a good mate of mine so it is always a bit funny and hopefully we can get the win but I'm glad to see him back out there."

The last time the two sides met it was the Titans who claimed victory, winning 36 points to 6 at the back end of 2020.

"We'll take some confidence out of the way we played them last time ... but it is a new year and a new team," Brimson said.

"It's going to be a big challenge for us, they're coming off the back of a loss as well, so they're going to be hungry so it'll be a good game."

Brimson says a similar result will come from the Titans winning the forward battle against a tough Newcastle pack, with the fullback crediting the performances of his sides big men to start 2021.

"The middles are doing an awesome job the first four weeks so we just try and repay them by finishing those tries off," he said.

"If they keep doing well, we'll keep putting ourselves in positions to win games.

"You've got bit Sam Lisone coming off the bench and creating havok, Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui) up the middle and David (Fifita) on the edge and Phil Sami and Brian Kelly on the edges running amok so it's exciting to play behind it."

Brimson will play his 50th NRL game on Saturday, with tickets still available for the clash against the Knights at Cbus Super Stadium.