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Beau Falloon keen to get back into the game

DESPITE recently having his appendix removed for fear it may burst, Titans utility Beau Falloon is confident his body will stand up to a big Newcastle Knights pack at Skilled Park.

Falloon has had the past two weekends to recover.

"The surgeon gave me the all-clear on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to getting out there," he said.

"I've done a few contact sessions this week and I haven't felt anything."

Falloon predicted an entertaining attacking game, saying both teams like to throw the ball around.

His Titans teammate centre Jamal Idris has produced a strong start to 2013, and credits his improved defence for that.

"I've been working on that over the past two years, but it all comes down to communication," he said.

Idris will form a new right-side combination with winger and Grafton product Anthony Don, with David Mead (jaw) sidelined until round 11.

"There's not much difference. They're both great players and their workrates are both up there," Idris said.

Knights centre Dane Gagai returns to the right edge tomorrow after recovering from an ankle injury.

He said his team is high on confidence despite experienced players Danny Buderus (back), Jeremy Smith (suspension) and Beau Scott (groin) being unavailable.

"I still think we have the team to get the job done ... when we are on our game we can beat anyone," he said.

Gagai has made a swift recovery since the setback against Manly in round two.

"I was meant to be out for five to six weeks but our staff here have managed to get me back in time for Sunday's match, which was our goal," he said.

Gagai said his round-six replacement Joseph Leilua has been pushing him at training.

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