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Clark confident young pack can perform

Erin Clark knows how important Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, David Fifita and Moeaki Fotuaika are to the Titans pack.

But, the Titans interchange lock also believes the squad is ready to cover for the Origin trio with a host of young players ready to step up against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Missing those key three along with fullback AJ Brimson, the Titans have a new-look team for the clash at Cbus Super Stadium with Jacob Alick to make his NRL debut.

Clark says he expects the young forward to grab his chance on the big stage.

"He (Alick) can play anywhere, he is durable and he has an offload," Clark said.

"He has been killing it at Burleigh ... he's rangy and can play anywhere, those PNG boys are skillful as.

"With Tino and the boys gone, we've got young boys ready to step up.

"They'll take it with both hands and do us all proud."

Klese Haas will replace Fifita in the backrow, with Iszac Fa'asuamaleaui replacing his brother in the starting pack.  Jaimin Jolliffe moves to the starting side, with Alick getting his opportunity off the bench.

Clark says while there are new faces, the roles (including his) won't change.

"My role won't change, I'll try and bring as much energy and effort as much as I can," he said.

"I think it is up to all of us ... we've all got to step up with Tino and all of the Origin boys out.

"I think the good thing here is we've got good depth."

After a strong win against the Brisbane Broncos in round 17, the Titans took plenty of positives despite losing to the Canberra Raiders last week.

Clark says he has seen improvement in the side over the last fortnight and expects that to continue as the Titans prepare for six of their last nine games at home.

"I think the last two weeks we have taken steps forward and our second halves have been a lot better," he said.

"We'll be ready come Sunday."

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