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‘Embrace it and give it everything’: NZ Titans ready to rise in Anzac Round

Kicking off Anzac Round in New Zealand against the Warriors, the Titans are the calling upon the Anzac legacy as they run out to a sold-out Go Media Stadium.

Returning home to his birthplace, Isaac Liu understands the responsibilities the occasion of Anzac Day holds for the playing group - having been involved in five April 25 clashes previously during his time at the Roosters.

"It’s huge. Any Anzac game is huge, especially for the reason behind it and those who fought for us and their country," he said.

"It’s exciting, but it also gives you the chills on the day, so we’re really looking forward to that.

"For myself, it’s going out there and playing our footy to represent them on Anzac Day.

"I look forward to it, embrace it all and just give it everything."

Coming up against New Zealand hits closer to home for energising forward Erin Clark, who made his debut for the Warriors in 2017 before moving to Australia and joining the Gold Coast.

"I appreciate those times and obviously I cherish my debut here at the Warriors," the proud Kiwi said.

"It's extremely special coming back here to play at Mount Smart, and to be here in a Titans jersey is special as well, so I’m looking forward to that.

“To go out there and represent us Kiwis and Aussies (on Anzac Day), and to do it together within the sport we love is something very special for myself and for everyone else taking the field.

"It puts things into perspective and gives you that extra bit of drive to play your best out there."

In addition to the importance of playing on Anzac Round, the Titans playing group are also aware of the challenge ahead of them at the Warriors home base which has been touted as one of the toughest challenges in the NRL.

"They’ve been going really well," 254-game veteran Liu said.

"The crowd too, they always have a great crowd behind them... being a sell-out, the noise, voices, chanting.... it's definitely exciting."

"100 percent [it's one of the toughest challenges in the NRL]... but I think us as a team are eager to get that first win," Clark added.

"We’re heading in the right direction... and what a way it would be to do it here in New Zealand."

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.