Fa'asuamaleaui in for long haul at Titans

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Gold Coast forward Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is adamant he won't be testing the NRL market at the end of the year and he's committed to turning the Titans into a premiership force.

Fa'asuamaleaui famously signed with the Titans before a breakout 2020 season with Melbourne, helping the Storm to win last year's grand final against Penrith.

Under NRL regulations, a player is able to negotiate with rival clubs from November 1 the year before their contract ends.

It's how Fa'asuamaleaui negotiated his deal to join Gold Coast but despite being free to make another early decision this November the 21-year-old says he has no desire to move again.

"I've still got ages to go on my contract here. I'm set here and I want to make this home and I want to make this a very powerful club in the future," the Queensland State of Origin representative said.

"I want to be a Titan for life."

By his own admission, Fa'asuamaleaui's game suffered during this year's Origin campaign but he feels he's getting back to his best heading into Saturday's elimination final against the Sydney Roosters in Townsville.

Trent Robinson's team welcomes Jared Waerea-Hargreaves back into the fold after a two-week absence with a knee injury.

The battle with the veteran prop was one Fa'asuamaleaui was eagerly anticipating.

"I can't wait. He's one of the best in the game and I look up to that," he said.

"Hopefully I'm like that when I'm older.

"Hopefully he does come after us because it's just a good challenge and it motivates just to try and get better."

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