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Herman gets off to a running start in Titans debut

The Titans newest 'old boy,' Herman Ese'ese, wasn't able to taste victory in his first outing for his new club, but can hold his head high after a solid debut.

Starting from the bench, Ese'ese was injected in the 53rd minute by Justin Holbrook and played out the remainder of the game.

Ese'ese came on with energy and enthusiasm through the middle as he looks to cement a regular place in the NRL side.

In just 27 minutes he was able to run for 93 metres (40m post-contact), the most by any interchange forward from both teams.

Ahead of the game, Ese'ese had said he wanted to focus on doing his own role well.

"I just want to do my job. I will be pretty nervous but coming up against the old team, I am just excited and can't wait," Ese'ese said. 

A strong running game, combined with 12 tackles will have the former Knight content with his own first hit out for his new club, albeit in a losing side.

With Sam Lisone out for an extended period and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui to return next week, there is an opportunity for Ese'ese and fellow Titans recruit Sam McIntyre to make a spot their own.

The Titans next game is against the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in a weeks time.