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Coffs challenge awaits Titans

Titans Coach Justin Holbrook says he expects David Fifita and Patrick Herbert to provide plenty of spark with both players back into the side for the round 12 clash against the Sharks.

The match, a Sharks home game, will be played in Coffs Harbour.

Holbrook says he enjoys seeing the game go back to regional areas.

"It's terrific," Holbrook said.

"For the local people of Coffs Harbour to see two NRL teams play and it is great for our players to get out of our own environment and to showcase our own players for all regional rugby league fans.

"(the field) looks excellent, it looks as good as any field that we play on so they've done a great job here and obviously got good groundsmen."

Both teams are coming off wins in their last start and Holbrook says he expects the Sharks to provide a tough test.

"The Sharks are a dangerous side," Holbrook said.

"They've got some dangerous attacking players and they won last week and went close the week before.

"They've got a lot of dangers that we've got to worry about, I'm feeling ok, but we've got to play well."

Round 12 is the NRL's Indigenous Round and Holbrook says it is an occasion that means plenty to the Titans.

"We've got a lot of indigenous players, they're fantastic players and probably the best to watch play rugby league.

"It's great to acknowledge the Indigenous players this weekend and hopefully we can get a win."

Herbert and Fifita are big inclusions as they return from injury and suspension, but the game will also be a celebration for Mitch Rein.

"It's great for Mitch, he is a really hard working player and to rack up 200 games in his NRL career is a huge achievement for him and it'll be a special day for him," Holbrook said.

"Patty (Herbert) has probably done a lot more than people realise for our side this year and it is great to have him back.

"He's done a great job with his rehab and he will be a great boost for us tomorrow as well as bringing Dave (Fifita) back into our side who is a big part of our side and to get him back will be excellent."