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Magic matchup: Tanahcious Boyd relishing Moses battle

There's no denying Tanah Boyd's eagerness to take on the top halves in the game given the competitive nature of the Titans No. 7.

Having clipped the wings of the Sea Eagles led by Daly Cherry Evans at the weekend, another tough task awaits the giant-slayer playmaker when he faces off against Mitchell Moses' Parramatta Eels on Sunday night at Magic Round.

Especially with last year's grand finalists coming into the clash just as emphatically as the Titans, fresh off putting the Knights to the sword 43-12 in their last start.

"I like to come up against the top halves in the game and see where I'm at," he revealed.

"It's a good test for us and they (Eels) played a great game last week against Newcastle, so they're going to be humming and raring to go.

"Magic Round is a great round with great contest, so both of us will be right up for it and I'm excited and I can't wait."

Only conceding the one try against Manly at 4 Pines Park in Round 9, the grit and tenacity shown in that 80 minute contest is on firmly on top of the Gold Coast agenda again in order to notch up back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

"We've got to keep our defensive mindset to handle their big pack," Boyd said.

"Obviously, if we let their big pack get a roll on, Moses and Dylan Brown... they play off the back of it.

"If we can handle them and put a dent in them, I'm sure will go a long way to win."

On such a high from the win, the extra two points sits the Titans just outside the top eight due to for-and-against, but Boyd and the rest of the squad know not to get too caught up in the victory, wanting to work hard again to continue chalking up the wins.

"After when you're always confident and happy to be around here, but in saying that, we're not getting carried away," he said.

"We know how hard it was on the weekend and it's never easy and you got to continue to have that defensive mindset.

"I thought we had that on the weekend and we'll be going into the game against Parramatta with that mindset and hopefully, we can get the result."

The 22-year-old is also backing his partner-in-crime to re-join him for this weekend's clash, despite being under an injury cloud with a toe complaint.

"He's going good and will be doing everything he can to play," Boyd said.

"He's that type of bloke... he's pretty tough and I'm sure he'll be okay."

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