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Boyd not looking to pull rabbit out of his hat for Magic Round

Simple is best.

That's the approach of Titans five-eighth Tanah Boyd as he and his teammates prepare to take on the table-topping Penrith Panthers in 'Magic Round.'

Joining the team last week, after Ash Taylor pulled out injured, Boyd went on to star in his sides' victory over the Wests Tigers - even picking up two Dally M points for his efforts on the night.


But that hasn't got the Gold Coast local looking too far ahead as he focuses on his own game and keeping it simple this weekend against two of the most in-form halves in the competition.

"I am just focusing on doing things simple and playing the way I want to play and hopefully I can stick that spot and see how I go," Boyd said.

"It means a lot to me (to be in the team), I have been waiting for a while now to get a crack and try and hold that spot, so it is pretty important that I go well, but I am trying not to put too much pressure on myself and keep things simple.

"Justin and the coaching staff back me and back my ability and that helps, so no I don't feel the pressure and I have got blokes around me that help me with that also.

Asked about his performance on the weekend, Boyd was happy with his own form but knows one week doesn't make a season.

"It was obviously awesome, I didn't expect the two Dally M points that's for sure, but I'll take that.

"I just want to back it up again this week and go good and hopefully get a win.

"To knock Penrith off and give them their first loss this year would be pretty special and massive for our group and that's what we are going to try and do.

"We are going to start our main preparation Wednesday ... we are feeling good and raring to go.

"They're (Cleary and Luai) are massive for them and to shut them down we are going to have to do a good job and we will focus on them that's for sure.

Boyd may be focused on his own game but that doesn't mean he isn't watching and admiring the competition as well.

"They compliment each other so well.

"Cleary has just got so much time and he reads the game so well and then Luai, he is just a freak, he can create anything off nothing.

"They are special players and we are going to have to do a good job to shut them down.

"I take it as a challenge for myself to show what I can do against them and I am going to try and do that.

Acknowledgement of Country

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