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Fa'asuamaleaui excited to lead Titans for the first time

Tino is ready to go.

The new Titans skipper says after a long pre-season, his team is excited for footy to be back and are embracing the first up challenge against Parramatta.

Fa'asuamaleaui says right around the squad there is an anticipation ahead of the clash against the Eels on Sunday.

"I'm excited to get out there and lead the boys and start playing footy again," he said.

"It's been a long pre-season and it is always good when footy is around the corner and also being captain I can't wait to lead the boys out there."

Round one will be the first game of 2022 for a number of key Titans after the club's trial game against the Warriors was cancelled due to the severe weather event that impacted South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

The skipper says while he would have preferred to have played that game, he is comfortable that the Titans preparation hasn't been impacted.

"At first we were a bit worried about not playing that game and getting the cobwebs out," Fa'asuamaleaui said.

"You've got to adapt and overcome those things.

"We live in a crazy world at the moment and things are going to happen like that.

"We've just moved forward as a time and made sure we are 100% right at training and 100% focussed for the game."

Parramatta have featured in finals over the last few years and are tipped by many to challenge again for the 2022 title.

Fa'asuamaleaui says the Titans are excited by the chance to test themselves against one of the stronger teams in the competition to start the season.

"Looking at the trials, they're probably the best team that played in the trials," he said.

"it's good, that motivates us to make sure we are 100% on and we are going to go out there and play the best we can and hopefully walk out with the win."

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.