Isaac Liu is back, refreshed and re-energised to turn things around, after a welcomed week off for the Representative Round.
En route to Newcastle to face the Knights this Friday night, the veteran forward was initially due to head to New Zealand last week to play for the Kiwis in the Pacific Test before withdrawing due to the impending birth of his second child, which has allowed him time away from the game to spend with his family.
"I'm feeling good. I had a good week off. We all came back in on Monday all fresh and we've had a good week of preparation, so we're all good to go," Liu said.
'We've just got to back ourselves' - Liu
Set to line-up in the forward pack for the must-win clash against the Novocastrians, the Titans have a fairly simple approach to getting the job done to get back on track for the second half of the season.
"Our game plan will be pretty simple really. We've just got to go out there and play our footy," Liu said.
"We want to run hard, complete our sets and get to a good kick. I think last game we made some errors in crucial times, so we just need to keep it pretty simple this week.
"We're both looking for a win. For us, we've just got to back ourselves and really go after it. Obviously, the last few weeks haven't been too good a result, but we've got to go down there and play to win for each other."
Bolstered by the return of enforcer David Fifita from injury, the 217-game prop is excited to welcome back the game-breaker, especially with what he can deliver with the ball-in-hand.
"It's good to have [Dave] back. We've all seen Davey play, especially in attack. He's a weapon in that 20 metres or even in yardage sets," Liu said.
"It's great to have him back and I look forward to it. I can't wait to have him out there."
This weekend is a huge occasion for the NRL with it being Beanies for Brain Cancer Round, raising money for the Mark Hughes Foundation, and Liu is once again proud to be running out for the occasion.
"It's definitely a great cause and it's a special time for all of us, especially in the NRL and us players to get out and put in a good performance and make sure we do alright for the cause," Liu said.
"Particularly in Newcastle, there's always an awesome atmosphere down there. It's going be really loud.
"It's great that everyone's getting behind it and we both can really look forward to getting down there and playing good footy."