When an immortal calls, you answer.
Or in Beau Fermor's case, you get a shock when one sits down in front of you.
Flown up for his first visit to Titans headquarters in 2020, Fermor recalls his first meeting with club staff, which included rugby league immortal Mal Meninga.
“I didn’t know that Mal was gonna be there,” Fermor said.
“I knew he was involved in the Titans at some capacity.
“I walked into the meeting room to meet with the coach and that and Mal Meninga was sitting there and I’m going ‘oh far out, there’s Mal Meninga.’
“I was a bit star struck by it all.
“We went through a bit of a meeting and Mal said to me, ‘I’ve been watching you for a few years. I want you to come and play for the Titans.’
“When Mal Meninga tells you he wants you to come and play for him, well I wasn’t gonna tell him no.”
After coming of the interchange bench for the majority of 2021 and also featuring at centre, Fermor has returned to his preferred back-row position in the last two rounds.
He's started on the left edge in the Titans round 19 and 20 wins over the Dragons and the Bulldogs.
Fermor knows his side has plenty of potential to cause damage, but that consistency is key.
“We’re a pretty young side… so I think we all have to get used to the fact that the NRL is hard,” he said.
“[There is] a hard game every week. There’s no easy games.
“We just gotta make sure that we’re up for a performance every week, rather than performing really well one week then having two weeks off."
The Titans play the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 21 and will be looking to consolidate their position inside the NRL's top eight.