Former Titan and State of Origin forward leader Nate Myles has heaped praise on young Gold Coast player Moeaki Fotuaika.
Myles, one of Queensland's most-capped forwards with 32 Origin appearances from 2006 to 2017, says like what he saw of Fotuaika in the first game of the series and is tipping him for a long Origin career.
Involved in Paul Green's coaching staff, Myles says he was impressed by the young Titan both on and off the field.
"A couple of the big boys I was really impressed by, but big Moe (Fotuaika) was probably the standout," Myles said.
"I think his consistency and his energy off the bench made him almost the best on the ground (in game one).
"I think Origin is based around effort.
"Sometimes efforts can get overlooked by what commentators are trying to relay through different individuals.
"At the end of the day in Origin you want to be judged and marked by your peers and your team-mates and Moe got that (in game one)."
Myles built a reputation as a player who always rose to another level of performance when he pulled on the maroon jersey.
He says Fotuaika, who progressed from a Titans junior to a representative player, goes about his business with little fuss but is proving effective.
"Around traps and in camp he is very quite and doesn't like to say too much but I've never seen a man wrestle a bowl of spaghetti so good," Myles laughed.
"He gets out there and does his job and he just keeps moving with good footwork, he stays square and he goes forward."
Fotuaika will play his third State of Origin game for Queensland in game two, joined by Titans team-mates Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and David Fifita in the Maroons side.