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Randall ready for bigger role in '24

He was the Titans Mr Fix-it in 2023, but rather than shy away from his versatility, Chris Randall is doing everything he can to ensure he is ready to play multiple positions if required next season.

A hooker by trade, the 27-year-old spent time playing through the middle and on an edge during his maiden season on the Gold Coast and he says he's ready to again take on the versatile role under new coach Des Hasler.

In order to be ready for the demands that come with playing more minutes in the forwards, Randall says he's added around five kilograms to his frame this pre-season.

"I put on a few kilos over the off-season as well which has made it (pre-season) probably a bit more difficult than usual so I'm just trying to adjust to that," Randall said.

"I think (the extra size) it is just a little bit of versatility of possibly playing in the middle or backrow or wherever I have to.

"A couple of extra kilos will help there and I've just got to adjust to that and I think I'm doing that.

With a month of pre-season now complete, Randall has once again set the standard on the training field.

One of the fittest players at the club, he says he's humbled by hearing his team-mates call him out as the one leading the way.

"It's a fair pat on the back from your team-mates so I'll take that," he said.

Despite being one of the fittest, Randall says this pre-season has been a challenge from the start.

"It's been tough, it's been hot and we are working hard," he said.

"It's been a strong start, a positive start from everyone I think and we are definitely training hard.

"The standard has raised and everyone is conscious of a new coach coming in.

"Everyone is fighting for spots and trying to impress the best that they can.

"He's (Des Hasler) brought a harder edge to our training and I think the standard of training and the quality has been raised."

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