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Pelite relishing being full-time fullback

Evania Pelite is into her third season at the Titans and judging by her start to her season, her third could be her best.

The flying fullback has been one of the form players in the early rounds of the NRLW competition as she continues to take her game to new heights.

After switching from rugby sevens, the Olympic gold medalist says she still is learning the game but is thriving with the consistency of being picked in the #1 jersey.

"I've had a good pre-season where I've been at the back there learning fullback and obviously I've had the first four games there so it's been good to have that certainty of where I'm playing this year," Pelite said.

After finding her feet at NRLW level, Pelite is now a fully fledged representative player and one of the most dangerous in the league.

"I've had a couple of different exposures to the game now," she said.

"With the Jillaroos and the World Cup campaign, two series in Origin as well so I've been working with my craft around other players as well.

"I played in all different positions while I was over in the World Cup which was really helpful.

"Playing in other positions helped me identify what I needed to do as a fullback to help put the team in better positions."

While Lauren Brown and Brittany Breayley-Nati have been sharing the hooking role, an injury to Taliah Fuimaono has seen Pelite joined by two fresh faces in the Titans spine.

Chantay Kiria-Ratu and Sienna Lofipo continue to impress in their rookie NRLW seasons and Pelite says the team has full faith in their young halves.

"It's just working on our combinations but also giving them confidence because it is their first season and they've been thrown into the deep end," Pelite said.

"I'm still learning the game, so I wouldn't say I'm a wealth of experience at the back.

"It's definitely a learning curve."

After three weeks on the road, the Titans return to Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday to take on the fancied Roosters side.

Pelite says the Gold Coast side will be underdogs, but that is how they like it as they continue to grind out wins.

"Honestly I don't think they're (Roosters) expecting much from us at all," she said.

"I think every team has ruled us out as just barely getting by and getting these wins, so I don't think anything is going to change for them (Roosters).

"The most important thing for us to just keep focusing on ourselves to get those extra points on the board.

"I want to bring the first premiership home to the GC."

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