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Ese'ese feels an upset brewing after good week

It hasn't taken much to get Herman Ese'ese up and about for tonight's tough test against the Melbourne Storm.

Being a crucial member of the pack ready to take down the title contenders' big men - such as Nelson Asofa-Solomona, the Bromwich brothers and Felise Kaufusi - the 104-game prop has a good feeling an upset is on the cards on the road in their Round 21 matchup.

"All the boys have been positive and it's been a good week of training," Ese'ese

"Obviously it's been a short turnaround but even with a couple of days of training, we've been working hard on the things we need to work on and come tonight, we'll be ready."

Certainly up against the odds, trying to snap the string of losses up away from Queensland against Craig Bellamy's troops who have had a patchy last month of footy, the experienced middle third has shrugged off the external noise and kept his head on the task at hand.

"They obviously haven't been getting the results that they've been wanting," Ese'ese said.

"But they do have a good pack still and we've just got to focus as a pack ourselves and just worry about ourselves and nothing about them."

Building a formidable rotation with Jaimin Jolliffe and Isaac Liu as the three hit men to provide plenty of spark and punch off the bench, it's something Ese'ese has identified and wants to continue doing in the front row rotation.

"With Moey (Fotuaika) and Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui) starting the game off really well, we try and come off the bench and still provide that momentum and that go forward," Ese'ese said.

"We have been talking just amongst us three and we try and just keep it simple. We want to stay connected out there and not do anything too fancy.

"The focus is to just win our tackles, get a lot of momentum going forward and that's it really."

And whilst his future hasn't quite been rubber stamped yet, the 27-year-old is hoping he can remain a Titan after working hard for a regular first grade spot in the backend of this season.

"Personally, I'm pretty happy with how I've been going. I know I can still offer a lot and I'm just grateful to get the opportunity week-in, week-out," Ese'ese said.

"I just try and put my best foot forward the start of the week and train hard and just flow from there.

"[The next five weeks] is pretty much an audition and I have plenty more games to play, so I'll definitely try and put together good performance and play good footy so I can re-sign here.

"I'm going to leave that to my management, but I really love it here. I love the club, love the boys and the coaching staff and I don't want to leave."

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