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Dream debut season 'just the start' for Haas

It's fair to say Klese Haas had a whirlwind 2022 season in his debut year, but the 20-year-old wants that to just be the start of a successful first grade career.

Starting the year playing Hastings Deering Colts with Tweed, before an accelerated elevation to Hostplus Cup and then NRL; the young forward's next goal is to back-up the success he had in his maiden year, particularly with the opportunity to get in a full pre-season at Parkwood.

"That was just the start of my journey. I have bigger fish to fry I guess," Haas revealed.

"I just want to become a more experienced NRL player and hopefully get some more games under my belt.

"Every time (at training), I want to try to just get better and learn. Also just get better as a person."

'I just want to get better': Haas

On day one of the 2023 campaign, the younger brother of NRL enforcer Payne had a chance to sit down with Titans coach Justin Holbrook to discuss what his season would look like, which he hopes will see him add more NRL appearances to his currently fledgling tally of two.

"He just wants me to make sure I'm happy and just keep working," Haas said.

"We've got Joe Stimson coming in, so there's plenty of competition for the spot.

"It should be good, so I just need to get better."

Along with working hard to get better, his overall aim is play for the people around him that inspired him to keep playing the game he fell out of love with.

Klese Haas warming up in his NRL debut. Photo: Scott Davis/NRL Images
Klese Haas warming up in his NRL debut. Photo: Scott Davis/NRL Images

"I just want to make my family proud. That's my number one goal," he said.

"I didn't really want to play footy for a couple years, and then with the passing of my brother (Chace) and stuff, it made me want to push to try and get just more in life than just where I was at the time.

"I was less motivated. It was tough, but having my family around, it was a really big motivator for me, so it was really good to have all of them around."

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