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Slimline Sami motivated by family ahead of 2022

Ask anyone around Titans HQ 'who has impressed you in pre-season' and the answer almost always comes back, Phil Sami.

Sami, a Queensland Maroons representative and 73-game Titans veteran has come back to pre-season in the shape of his life and he puts his motivation down to his family and being a good role model for his young son.

Sami is fit and ready to go

"My little family (motivates me), we've got a little boy at home who just turned one the other week," Sami said.

"Waking up next to him obviously I want to do good for him and set a good example and be a good father."

And the motivation is working with Sami returning from the break in top shape and dropping six kilograms of weight while working out on his own.

And the extra work is making pre-season more enjoyable it seems.

"It has been good this year, I did a bit (of training) in the off-season so it has made it easier," Sami said.

"The main thing for me was my eating over the off-season, I was running every second day andĀ  have reduced my portion sizes and eating more greens and meat, and ended up getting down six kilograms.

"It has been more enjoyable than it has been before because I have come back in better shape, it is still hard but obviously the mental side of it I am a bit stronger, which hasĀ  been enjoyable."

With strong depth in the outside backs Sami knows he has a challenge to make the round one team and hold his spot, but his goals are simple and if they come off he and the Titans will be all the better for it.

"I just want to try and play consistent footy and be better than I was last year and as a team try and go further than we did last year."