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Hiccup not a setback for Jolliffe as prop eyes off trials

He calls it a hiccup rather than a hurdle, which is a good indication of Jaimin Jolliffe's mindset after a hamstring injury interrupted his pre-season.

The 25-year-old front rower showed his durability last season, playing every game possible for the Titans.

A few weeks into pre-season though, his hiccup came when his hamstring went at training.

"I tore my hamstring which was a bit of a setback but fortunately I'll be back the other side of Christmas and I'll get a fair bit of training in before our trial games," Jolliffe said.

"It is a little setback but I wont' miss any games and I'll get plenty of training in.

"I don't think it will hinder me in any way."

Not much phases the boy from Wagga and he's been working hard to maintain his fitness while away from the field due to the injury.

He's on track to pass 50 NRL games in 2022, having become a regular in the Titans side over the last two seasons since his arrival on a train and trial contract.

"It's been crazy," Jolliffe said.

"I was toiling for a while and I came up here for an opportunity and in the space of two years the club has gone from wooden spoon to finals football."

Returning to the top eight this season, the Titans pushed the Roosters in the first round of finals before eventually going down by a point.

Jolliffe says while the goal was to progress further this season, the goal of going deeper into the finals is driving the side this pre-season.

"We set our goals high and our standards even higher, so we will be looking to push further into the top eight and even top four next year."