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'Never know what can happen': Maroons debut still front of mind for Fermor

Beau Fermor may be unlucky to have missed selection in Queensland's Game I squad, but the versatile back-rower is just happy he was in the conversation to begin with.

In the mix to be a bolter for the Maroons in the upcoming Origin series, the 23-year-old wasn't included in the initial 22-man squad named on Monday for the series opener; however, he knows there's still two games to go this year and his focus is now fully on playing good footy for the Titans to remain on Billy Slater's radar.

"I'd love to be there, but it's not meant to be. I think the squad they've picked... all the players that are there deserve to be there, so all I can focus on is playing well for the Titans and hopefully get a few wins and you never know what can happen," Fermor said.

"I'm obviously a bit disappointed, but at the end of the day, I've got to keep playing well.

"Last year, I was happy to be playing NRL and this year, to be in the Origin conversation was unreal, so I've just got to keep keep playing well and keep putting good performances out there."

'Life is going really good' - Fermor

Battling a niggling injury after finishing Friday night's clash against the Broncos with a right ab oblique strain, the barnstorming forward has boldly declared he'll be right to go despite the rib complaint and knows how crucial getting the two points is for the longevity of the Titans' season.

"It's just a bit of a rib cartilage injury and one of those that I'm going have to get needled and play on with, so I'm just trying to take it easy with the short turnaround to give it time to settle down so I'm right to go on Thursday," Fermor said.

"We need to win, so we've just got to play well and put together an 80 minute performance which we've been struggling to do.

"We need to get a win for our club and our fans and members that keep showing up."

There was certainly no hiding the disappointment of the final 30 minutes in the Macca's Local Derby, conceding a sizeable lead to fall away in the second half and be defeated at Suncorp Stadium, which is why there has been a strong focus on playing for the full 80 against the Cowboys.

"After the game was disappointing. No one likes losing and to lose in that fashion, it's not good enough as a professional footy team. We've got to be better and that's what we're focusing on this week," Fermor said.

"Obviously we played some really good footy in the first half, so we've got to make sure that when things aren't going our way in periods of the game, we can find a way to turn it around.

"That's what we've been focusing on this week."

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A new dad just over a fortnight ago to son Coopa, Fermor has relished being a new father and is really enjoying life with his young family.

"He's going good and my wife Monique is doing really well also. She's feeding him and everything like that. It's cool to go home and have a little kid to go home to now," Fermor said,

"It's been a tough time on the field, but off the field, life is going really good."

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