Sam McIntyre is determined to play more first-grade rugby with the Gold Coast Titans after extending his contract until the end of 2023.
The Titans are priced at 17/1 to win the 2022 NRL grand final and will be out to build on a good 2021 season that saw them squeeze back in to finals.
McIntyre joined the Titans ahead of the 2021 NRL season and went on to do a solid job during the 10 appearances he made throughout the campaign.
So much so, coach Justin Holbrook tied him down to a contract extension that will run until the end of the 2023 season and McIntyre jumped at the chance.
"Obviously, we had a pretty good year last year and when I got asked to stay on longer, I couldn’t say yes quick enough," McIntyre told the club's website. "I’m really excited to be staying up here on the Gold Coast.
"[Extending my contract has made] the pre-season so much easier in a certain way, because you don’t have so much head noise going into the year.
"I’m really happy that I’ve been backed by the coaches and the club to play on here, so I’m really happy."
Now McIntyre is locked in for the next two seasons, the goal is clear, force his way into the 17 every week and play more footy for the Titans.
"I’d definitely like to play more first grade this year," McIntyre added. "I’d really like to cement a spot in the side, whether that be starting or on the bench.
"Anywhere the coach wants me to play, I’ll play wherever I’m needed."