After experiencing finals football in 2021, Titans forward Sam Lisone expects his side to become a contender in 2022.
The seven-season NRL veteran has capped off his second year at the club with his first NRL finals appearance.
When asked about the experience, Lisone believes it will fuel the team to further finals aspirations next season.
“The Titans are a young team on the up with some good players who will be stars.
“We’ve had a taste of finals footy together and we now know what it takes.
“I think we’ll be right up there again in 2022.”
The experienced forward came off the interchange bench in each of his appearances this season, providing power and energy in his time on-field.
Titans Coach Justin Holbrook says Lisone has a big role to play in the Titans’ future success.
“Sam brings plenty to our squad and I’m thrilled that he has decided to commit to the Titans long-term.
“He is a leader among our squad and the impact and energy that he brings is extremely important.
“Sam’s experience is also vital to compliment our exciting group of young forwards.”
The 27-year old has signed with the Titans for a further two years, extending his 119-game career that started at the Warriors.
Having played for both clubs, Sam said that beating the Warriors in the final round of the season to make finals was a special moment for him.
“Beating the Warriors to nil was definitely my highlight for 2021.
They’re my former club, so to put on a performance like that and make finals as well makes the victory extra special.”
Now setting his sights on next season, Lisone is excited to get back into training and build upon the successes of 2021 with his team.