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Haas' homework is a Payne

Klese Haas knows his phone will light up after a game, the name on screen will likely be his brother Payne.

The 21-year-old says his older brother is quick to give advice.

"Every week if I play a bad game I'll get a paragraph from him telling me what I can do better but year I love him," Haas smiles.

"I took footy seriously because of him and he is a big part of my life."

The younger of the Haas brothers says he rarely gives the same feedback to his older brother.

"Not much to say from my point of view," he laughs.

It's a Haas double header on Friday, with Klese heading to Shark Park looking for an away win for the Titans in the first game, before Payne notches NRL game 100 as the Broncos play the Eels.

While Klese heads to Shark Park looking to notch an away win for the Titans, his brother will play game 100 as the Broncos host the Eels.

"He's been talking about it (his 100th game) for the last five weeks or so," Klese jokes.

"I'm happy for him.

"We've only played the trial match against each other, but never in the actual season."

After playing two games in his debut season last year, Haas has added a further 11 so far in 2023.

After starting the season in Hostplus Cup, the young backrower says he's pleased that he has fought his way back into the NRL side.

"Playing first grade, I've just been happy if it was off the bench or starting, I'm just happy that I'm around," he said.

While David Fifita and Joe Stimson have played the majority of games as the starting second row, and Beau Fermor expected back from injury in the pre-season, Haas says he's ready to fight for his spot.

"It's good competition, but I know in myself that I can play in any position," he said.

"If it is off the bench, I know I can be that spark."

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