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'He’s an excitement machine': Sexton thrilled to partner Kiwi young gun

Toby Sexton couldn't be any more excited about playing alongside Paul Turner when he makes his Titans debut against the Rabbitohs this Saturday.

Although the young duo will combine for the first time this season proper, fans may feel it's déjà vu seeing the playmakers together after the pair lit up Cbus Super Stadium in the pre-season trial against the Broncos earlier in the year.

Getting the opportunity to become Titan #172 this Saturday with Brimson returning to fullback to fill the role of injured No. 1 Jayden Campbell, the Titans half can't wait to line-up with the 'excitement machine' who has been dominating for the Tweed Seagulls.

"He's been playing a bit of fullback and centre in Q Cup and he's been setting it alight since he began playing there. I think he's probably been the best player in Q Cup all year," Sexton declared.

"He's waited his turn and he's really excited to play this weekend.

"He's just an excitement machine. He's pretty similar to AJ (Brimson) in the role he plays and I'm really excited to play with him."

'I'm excited to play with him' - Sexton

As the more senior linchpin of the energetic duet for this weekend's clash, Sexton is more than happy to take the reins of his side and wants the 22-year-old club debutant to just do what he does best.

"I had a bit of a conversation with him before... I just told him that I'll get the side around the park and all he has to do is focus on himself and his job," Sexton said.

"He's an excitement machine and was coming up with some pretty cool plays today.

"He's a different face and I've never played with the kind of player he is and I'm really looking forward to it.

"I guess it's more pressure on me in a way, but I think we'll be right."

Up against the eighth-placed South Sydney, who will be hungry to string back-to-back wins together after coming off the bye, the Titans No. 7 knows the challenge his side is up against come 3pm on Saturday.

"They're obviously a good side. I'm not sure whether (Damien) Cook and (Cameron) Murray will back up given they obviously played big minutes in Origin," Sexton said.

"They're a quality side and have got plenty of strike across the park with (Cody) Walker and (Lachlan) Ilias... it's going to be a tough match.

"We're back at home in an arvo game and we haven't played an arvo game in a while. I think it suits our kind of footy.

"We're in a tough position at the moment with our position on the ladder and we need to start winning games sooner rather than later."

The Currumbin Eagles junior is also proud to wear the club's first-ever Pasifika jersey as part of Inspire Round, celebrating the Titans' community programs under the guise of the club's charitable arm - Titans Together.

Titans 2022 Pasifika Jersey

"It's pretty cool to be honest. We've done Indigenous Round the last couple of weeks and now we'll wear our Pasifika jerseys this weekend," Sexton said.

"There's such a rich multiculturalism with all the different nations that play amongst here and it's pretty cool for us to be able to represent them this weekend.

"We're really looking forward to it."

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.