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'I love the challenge': Weaver ready to take on star-studded Storm duo

Fresh from making his NRL debut against the defending premiers, the task doesn't get any easier for the young gun up against the mammoths from Melbourne this Saturday.

Coming off having to face Origin and International duo Jarome Luai and Nathan Cleary in his maiden appearance in the top grade, another two representative juggernauts stand in the way of the Titans' No. 7 when he heads south.

But the young gun isn't shying away from the tough opposition... wanting to beat the best in order to be the best and continue growing as an up-and-coming playmaker.

"I just look at [playing Melbourne] as another challenge and I like looking forward to challenges," he said.

"Coming up against another great halves combination in Jahrome Hughes and Cameron Munster... they're both international players and just like it was on the weekend with playing Luai and Cleary, I'm just looking at that challenge and hoping to put my best foot forward to come away with the win this weekend."

Debutant Weaver is made of tough stuff

Earning praise from Cleary post-match after his first game for the Gold Coast, Weaver has taken plenty of confidence from the words of affirmation he received to help him this weekend, but revealed he is still getting used to matching up against some of the best players in the NRL competition.

"It was pretty cool to hear him and was pretty surreal being out there on the field looking around and seeing all those calibre players out there and playing against them," he said.

"It was a bit of a pinch me moment after the game when I had a bit of a chat to him so that was pretty cool."

Whilst he'll face off against experience, a 279-game halfback will help him steer the ship against the Storm with the return of Kieran Foran, coming back into the No. 6 jersey after Jayden Campbell's injury ruled out the son of the gun for the rest of the season.

"It's a massive loss... JC is a great player and he was great for me throughout last week, just speaking to me about little bits and just telling me what I should look at and work on," Weaver said.

"He's a big loss for us as a team, but it's massive to have [Foran] back and he's been huge for me this year.

"Just little bits and pieces where he can tip me up and help work on my game, so being out on the field with him this week will be huge."

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