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Fa'asuamaleaui fired up for clash against old side

Tino Fa'asaumaleaui knows why the Melbourne Storm are successful - he was part of their 2020 NRL Premiership winning team.

Now, the challenge for the Titans forward is taking his knowledge and applying it to help his new side beat his old team.

After missing the previous clash between the Titans and the Storm due to Origin commitments, Fa'asuamaleaui will line up against his old team for the first time.

The 21-year-old says to beat the Storm, the Titans must start well.

"We have just got to be ready to go at the start of the game," Fa'asuamaleaui said.

"We just can't think it is going to happen, we've got to make things happen at the start of the game.

"We've got to get this win so it'd be a massive win for us and we need this."

The Storm have won 18 consecutive games and would equal the NRL's longest winning streak if they were to beat the Titans.

Fa'asuamaleaui says while he appreciates the achievements of his old team, he's now determined to end their streak with a win helping to consolidate the Titans finals credentials.

"I've got a heap of mates in that team, so I can't wait to go out there and challenge myself," he said.

"I'm more focused on getting the win for us but if we do stop that (streak) it'd be be good bragging rights when I speak to them.

"They're a good team and it's going to be a good chance for us to compete with the best this week."

The Titans enforcer says he won't be targeting any of his former team-mates, but is looking forward to a match-up against one of the Storm's most experienced players.

"To be honest, I think Jess Bromwich (is the player I'm excited to play against).

"I've looked up to him a lot in my footy career so far and I still do.

"I'm excited to verse him, he is a very good player and I'm excited ... he is a a very good player and it'll be good to test myself out against him."

The Titans three game winning streak ended last round against South Sydney.

Fa'asuamaleaui says the side hasn't dwelled on the result and instead have learnt valuable lessons about what is needed to challenge a top four team.

"You've got to be on no matter what especially against those top four teams," he said.

"We'll learn from that.

"It's going to be a massive test for us. They're the best in the comp and if we hopefully get the win it will be good for us."

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