You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
Sexton "loved every minute" of NRL debut

It's been a huge few days for Toby Sexton, who is still sporting a huge smile after making his NRL debut for the Titans.

The 20-year-old, who has come through the Titans junior pathways, had a large and loud supporter group of family and friends at Cbus Super Stadium as the Titans defeated the Dragons.

While it will be a moment he won't forget in a hurry, the details are somewhat sketchy for the halfback who says it was a surreal moment.

"It was crazy hey," Sexton said.

"It was a bit of a blur thinking about it now, we did video before and I honestly can't remember much from the game.

"For it to happen the way it did, to get the win and to score a try in front of all of my family and friends it was unreal."

While Sexton looked more than comfortable at NRL level with ball in hand, he says he had a focus on defence heading into his debut.

"I knew I had to (have a defensive mindset), I had Tariq Sims opposite me and he is obviously a quality back rower," he said.

"I knew I had to be good defensively and I had Kevvy (Proctor), Patty (Herbert) and Dave (Fifita) when he came on so it made it pretty easy for me to make some tackles."

Sexton, a former Australian schoolboys representative, says he has leaned on AJ Brimson and Tyrone Peachey as well as the Titans fellow halves as he has developed his game.

He says his team-mates gave him plenty of confidence, as did the Titans coaching staff led by Justin Holbrook.

"The coaches put a lot of confidence in you and I know I've got to back myself whether I make an error or not," Sexton said.

"I just try and move on to my next job and I thought I did that pretty good on the weekend even though I came up with a few errors.

"He (Holbrook) just put heaps of confidence in me just to play footy.

"I knew if I had an error I could bounce back pretty quickly and he just backed me all the way."

Now officially an NRL player, Sexton says he's determined to stay at the top level.

"I loved every minute of it and I just want to be out there again this week," he said.

"I don't want to go back to Q-Cup, I just want to be playing for the Titans week in and week out and I loved every minute of it and hopefully I get another opportunity."

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.