The Des Hasler period is underway on the Gold Coast and rising ahead Keenan Palasia desires to do no matter is required to assist out his new staff and coach.
Palasia linked up with the Titans on a two-year deal from this season after spending the primary 5 of his NRL profession with the Brisbane Broncos.
Justin Holbrook, not Hasler, was the coach of the Titans when Palasia put pen to paper on his contract with the Gold Coast again in December 2022, so the 26-year-old is eager to make an impression with the premiership successful coach.
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Holbrook was fired mid-2023 and changed with Hasler who took over from this season.
Speaking to the media after a Titans coaching session, Palasia admitted he hasn’t had a dialog with Hasler about his position simply but, however says he’s keen to do something.
“We haven’t really had any conversations along those lines, we are trying to find the best sort of chemistry between the forward pack and see how we all work together,” Palasia mentioned.
“To be honest, I’ll play anywhere he wants. I’ll peel oranges for him if he needs that but wherever he puts me, I’ll play.
“Hopefully I can start, but wherever Des wants to play me I’ll play there. Even if I’m not even in the (first grade) team, I’ll just have to play my best footy to force my way into the team.”
Palasia believes Hasler might be a fantastic affect on a Titans facet, who clearly has the power to be taking part in finals footy, however has struggled mightily in current seasons with discovering consistency.
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“He’s good. He’s straight to the point which is what we need,” Palasia mentioned.
“We got a young team so we kind of need that bit of harshness and anger from him to help us stay in line.”
Palasia loved a breakout season for the Broncos in 2023, showing in 20 video games for the runners-up.
He was the most effective afield within the grand last loss to Penrith, working for 131 metres and recording 18 tackles in simply 38 minutes off the bench.
Most importantly nevertheless, was that Palasia was in a position to string collectively time on the park after enduring a horror run of accidents all through his profession, together with having to come back again from three ACL tears all earlier than the age of 24.
The again rower is aware of it received’t be simple to interrupt right into a ahead pack brimming with consultant stars like Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, David Fifita and Moeaki Fotuaika, however Palasia believes he brings a bit to the desk.
“It was more just trying to further my career, and it was kind of hard to do at the Broncos with so many established players,” he mentioned.
“In saying that, I didn’t come here expecting to slot straight into the 17 with players like Tino, Moe, Isaac Liu and guys like that.
“I hope can contribute a bit of ball playing, a motor, and a winning culture to this forward pack.”