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Once a Warrior, Clark excited for Kiwi clash

Growing up in Auckland it was an easy choice for Erin Clark when it came to choosing an NRL club to support.

"As all kiwi kids you watch the Warriors," he said.

Making his NRL debut for the New Zealand based club in 2017, Clark laughs that he still cheers for his former team most weeks.

"I still go for them now ... but low-key," says a smiling Clark.

"Definitely not this week though."

The Titans host the Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium in round 23, with Clark in fine form ahead of the clash with his old team.

After coming of the bench for the majority of the season, Clark has impressed starting at lock over the last two weeks.

"I'm still learning as I always say, I'm trying to perfect my craft," he said.

"Isaac Liu teaches me a lot and he's pretty smart when it comes to the 13 role, but yeah I'm enjoying it."

Clark has been one of the Titans most consistent in 2023, missing just the one game (against the Knights in round 11).

Over the past two weeks, Clark has averaged 132 run metres and 25 tackles as he continues to improve his game.

"I reckon the last couple of weeks I've just been aggressive," he said.

"That's my nature and it is something I want to bring to the team especially on defense and my attack goes on the back of that.

"I think the last few weeks we haven't finished the game off well and we've come close, so to win like that and against a good Cowboys team yeah I'm happy."

With the Warriors flying high on the NRL ladder, Clark says the Titans are under no illusions about how tough the test will be.

"It's just another game but I definitely like when the kiwi crowd comes out at Cbus," he said.

"Defensively they know how to defend their line and Shaun (Johnson) is just directing them around the park so good."

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