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Stimson eager to lead forward pack charge in Red V rumble

Joe Stimson has vowed to help turn the tables in the battle of the forwards when the Titans take on the Dragons for the second time in under a month this Easter Sunday.

Beaten 32-18 at Kogarah in Round 2, the home side have a great chance for redemption in front of what is expected to be a bumper Cbus Super Stadium crowd with their tails up after winning three on the trot at Robina.

Also in the Gold Coast's favour is coming in to the clash fresh from the bye - much like the Dragons were last month - having a full focusĀ on winning the battle of the forwards after failing to do in their last encounter.

"In review [of that game], that's what we were really disappointed in... getting beaten in the middle," Stimson said.

"We'll definitely be up for challenges though this week."

With the Red V running for more than 500 metres more than the Titans - allowing for 150 extra post-contact metres in that Round 2 clash, matching the physicality will be on the top of the agenda for the 27-year-old and his teammates around him, especially their combatants coming off a dominant performance against the Dolphins at home.

"They had a big win and their confidence will be quite high, so we've got to start really well," Stimson said.

"We've also got to meet with them with their physicality... they're a physical forward pack but we have one of them as well.

"We're really confident and I think we've been doing a good job, but there's always room for improvement.

"We've got a young forward pack and we're always willing to improve and learn and I think that's what we're doing and we're only getting better each week.

"I think it's going to be a good battle for the middle."

Stimson is also eager to get back to Cbus Super Stadium for the clash after his debut home performance resulted in a gritty win against the Melbourne Storm in front of a strong array of passionate fans cheering home their side.

"I can't wait to get back home. In my first home game against the Storm, the crowd was electric and it was awesome," he said.

"The more people we can get out there on Sunday, the better.

"It was obviously a disappointing loss against the Dragons last time, but we're looking forward to redeeming ourselves and hopefully getting a win over them this week."

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