The next five weeks will be all about learning for Klese Haas.
Upgraded to the Gold Coast main squad for the remainder of this season after initially inking a two-year deal from 2023 in late May, the 20-year-old is looking forward to learning as much as he can with his dream opportunity to get a head start as a top-30 Titan.
"It's really good [to be joining early]," Haas said.
"Obviously, I was originally supposed to come in next year, but being able to come in for the last little bit of the season, it's going to be really good for me.
"I just want to learn as much as I can from all the boys. Like what they do week-in, week-out for each game and even after the game with recovery and everything.
"I'll try to learn as much as I can."
A graduate of rugby league nursery Keebra Park State High School, the skilful edge forward has had a barnstorming year with the Tweed Seagulls, beginning in the Hastings Deering Colts before earning a call-up to the Hostplus Cup side, debuting the week he signed with the Titans.
"I got my debut and played a couple games afterwards," Haas said.
"Just playing with the likes of Craig Garvey, Josh Patston and some of those boys in Cup has really helped me a lot and I've learned a lot from those boys.
"I guess when I was with Keebra Park, I didn't really know what to expect once I got to the higher levels, but as soon as like you go from like Keebra to Under 21s and then to Cup, there's a massive difference in physicality and speed.
"It's just a whole other kettle of fish I guess."
Already getting the opportunity to pull on a sky blue and gold jersey by featuring in the NRL pre-season trial against the Broncos at the start of the year, joining the club on a full-time basis is a dream come true to the Gold Coast junior and Future Titans product, who used to only live just down the road from Cbus Super Stadium.
"It's a dream come true to be honest," Haas admitted.
"I got to see the Gold Coast all the time because I lived in Bonogin and Cbus was just down the road.
"Always seeing heaps of people going there, I really wanted to play at that stadium and I'm just really beyond grateful for the opportunity that I've gotten at the club."
Haas will begin training with the first grade squad full-time this week.