Tanah Boyd says his football education has taken another leap in 2021, with his game further developing over the past season.
The young half managed six NRL games this year, taking his career tally to 21 games.
After predominantly playing an interchange role last season, Boyd wore the number six jersey in all of his 2021 appearances.
"I've learnt a lot this year about myself and my footy and I just feel more confident and comfortable and I'm going to keep improving and get better and better," Boyd said.
The 21-year-old will play another month of football, linking with the Burleigh Bears for their Intrust Super Cup finals tilt.
"It's pretty clear (what I need to do), I just have to finish this year with the Bears and have a little rest and then get going again."
The Titans returned to finals football in 2021. Boyd says that is now the standard the playing group expects to not just make finals, but contend for premierships in the coming seasons.
"That's got to be the standard now. We just missed out last year and we were in this year and that's got to be the standard now.
"We are going to keep driving that and as a young group we are like sponges and we are going to keep going and it'll be good.
"We've got a good group here and a young group, so it is exciting."
With a number of players aged between 20-22 (David Fifita, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Beau Fermor, Jayden Campbell, Moeaki Fotuaika), Boyd says the young group will only get better with another pre-season together.
Joining those younger faces, will be the experienced Isaac Liu who will link with the Titans from the Sydney Roosters.
"Isaac is going to bring leadership and he brings premiership experience and he will be awesome for us as a young group," Boyd said.
"We had those changes to the group last year and it took a bit to get the combinations again.
"Now we have played a whole year together again and there are only small changes this year, we are going to build those combinations further through the pre-season and we're going to get better and better."
After reaching record number of Members in 2021, Boyd is excited to see that number grow even further in 2022. He says there's a simple reason to jump on board.
"We are a young group, we are exciting and we play exciting football and we are only going to get better and improve and we are going to make you guys proud. We want success here on the Coast and we want to make you proud."