Gold Coast co-captain Nate Myles has confirmed he will be fully fit for the Titans' NRL opener after overcoming off-season groin surgery.
And Titans prop Matt White looks set to complete his recovery from a knee reconstruction after surprising Gold Coast staff with his pre-season comeback.
Myles ended weeks of speculation when he gave the thumbs up to a round one start against the Sharks on March 10 despite a gruelling off-season which featured a World Cup campaign and December surgery to relieve nagging osteitis pubis.
"I am feeling good," Myles told the Titans website.
"I have amped up the training in the last couple of weeks. I know it won't be the best feeling running out there (against the Sharks) - I will certainly be sucking in the seagulls.
"Everyone will be pretty even (fitness-wise) for round one. Some players will have more fitness than others. My lungs don't go too bad.
"Whether I am in the starting line-up is up to the coach but whatever happens, I will be right (to play)."
Myles added: "Players like Whitey (Matt White) and Mark Ioane are coming back in and Bailes (Luke Bailey) is playing very well and the competition for the front row spots is intense which will bring out the best in everyone."
White's recovery from a serious knee injury suffered against the Broncos in a 2013 trial has been described as "exceptional" by Titans head strength and conditioning coach Daniel Ferris.
He said while most players returning from a knee injury would wean themselves back, Ferris was impressed that White had soaked up 40 minutes in his three trials to date.
"To come back from that sort of injury with no limitations is first class, as good as anyone I have seen," Ferris said.
"I can't speak highly of his attitude. He's just a real tradesman with an outstanding work ethic.
"He is back in better physical shape than what he was last year when he was just about our best trainer."