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Members front of mind for Titans ahead of Rabbitohs clash

Titans centre Patrick Herbert admits 2022 hasn't gone to plan so far.

But he's got a key message for Members and fans.

This team isn't going to give up.

"We care a lot," Herbert said.

"I know the results haven't gone our way but we just have to look at our fundamentals.

"We still want to make our community proud and I think that starts with making ourselves proud.

"When I go out on the field I look into the bleachers and I remember when I was that little boy and I want to try and make those people proud.

"We don't want people spitting on us.

"We've shot ourselves in the foot for the majority of our games and we haven't played these 10 or 15 minute periods well and we end up chasing the game.

"We've only got ourselves to blame but it's only us that can change it."

Herbert says the team is focussed on energy and effort to ensure they can return to the winners circle against the Rabbitohs.

"We've gone away from playing normal, simple footy and I think we have to get that right and show we can do it for longer periods of time and if we do that I think we will have everyone on our side.

"I feel like Justin (Holbrook) has got our back and it is a shame that the results that we are having on the field, not scoring enough points, haven't relieved that pressure on Justin.

"I want to go out there and do him proud and do our community proud like I said."

Pasifika jersey design explained

The Titans will wear the club's first Pasifika jersey for the clash with the special design paying respect to the past, present and future of the many peoples and cultures throughout the Pacific.

Created in five sections, the jersey acknowledges the great ancestors, their epic voyages across vast oceans, present day Pasifika people, and their evolution, contribution and progression for future generations.

"I'm a proud Maori boy from NZ," Herbert said.

"Being here on the Goldie, you see any Maori and we've got that connection.  

"We had Indigenous round just recently past, we've got a multicultural team and it is great that we acknowledge all of our cultures."

Pasifika jersey design explained

Paul Turner will make his debut in the clash at five-eighth, with AJ Brimson returning to fullback to replace the injured Jayden Campbell.

Herbert says he feels for the 22-year-old who will miss up to eight weeks with a hamstring injury.

"He's (Campbell) massive, he's had a big impact on the club every time he has played," Herbert said.

"He is a livewire just like his old man and he's an important part of our club.

"People are ready to fill in, the feeder clubs are doing well, but yeah he will be missed."

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.