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Fit and fresh Brimson ready to fly into pre-season

AJ Brimson will return for pre-season training in November fully fit and ready to prepare for a big 2022.

For Titans fans, this is great news, as it means the local excitement machine should be ready to fire in round one.

Despite again creating highlights this season, Brimson knows that injury at times interrupted his game.

"I thought it (season) was a bit inconsistent and I probably wasn't over the moon with it," he said.

"I had a couple of good games but I had a couple of quiet games and a few little injuries along the way.

"I was very happy to be picked in Origin again and from a team point of view I was happy to make the finals, that was our goal that we set out to achieve."

Brimson had jaw surgery after sustaining a fracture that ruled him out of the Titans finals campaign.

"The jaw is good, I got a little jawline put in so that's good for my modelling career," he laughed.

"I'm eating everything now and I would have been right to go in week two of the finals if we made it.

"It's probably a good thing to make sure it is rested and I'll come back well in November.

"I've got a couple of niggling injuries with the knee and the groin but they will be fine come pre-season, so I now get a bit of a break and freshen the body up and I'll be back excited and ready to fly into pre-season.

"I'm excited to get a good pre-season under my belt, get really fit and build on those combinations."

Brimson finished season 2020 with a bang and earned his first Queensland Origin jersey as a result.

Starring at fullback in game one of that series, he picked up a Lisfranc injury in his footy that disrupted his pre-season.

"The injury at the end of last season and with no pre-season I felt I was just a bit under done and trying to catch up and I had a few niggling injuries," he said.

"That's why I'm excited to come in fresh for pre-season and have a big 2022."

Brimson said he was proud as he watched his side compete in the finals and says the full squad are determined to challenge for premierships over the next few seasons.

"I'm excited to be here for the next five years and that's the benchmark now, the benchmark is finals.

"We want to keep on the incline ... and I'm excited for what the future holds.

"I thought the boys really stepped up this year and that's really going to be beneficial for next year.

"We've got a good squad at the moment and it's going to be good for 2022."

While Brimson was out, Jayden Campbell pulled on the fullback jersey and excelled in his time at the back.  Brimson says rather than seeing his team-mate as competition, both he and Campbell are excited about combining to lead the Titans to success.

"I know that it can be seen that we are in the same position and it can be a bit awkward, but we are good mates," Brimson said.

"For someone who is going to be here long term, it is exciting seeing players like JC come through.

"The last thing I want is to not have him out on the field, I want to try and form a good combination with him and I think we will do that through the pre-season.

"We've got to build that combination early so that we are firing come round one."