Not much fazes 104kg Gold Coast Titans centre Konrad Hurrell on a football field, but even the hulking Tonga international baulks at the thought of facing Parramatta star Semi Radradra in tonight's NRL clash.

The Eels winger has already scored four tries this NRL season, all in round two, when he terrorised the Dragons, and Radradra's ability to cross the try-line is not something Hurrell needs reminding of.

He and winger William Zillman have the ominous task of trying to sabotage another Radradra rampage on Friday night.

"He's just strong," Hurrell said of Radradra. "You don't want to give him any space.


"He's got a good fend - he's got everything. We just need to be in his face the whole game.

"We can't give him an opportunity to play his game. As soon as he gets a sniff, he will be hard to stop."

A review of Radradra's round-two heroics has at least given Hurrell and Zillman a gameplan for when it comes to nullifying the Eels winger.

"Last week, the Dragons weren't working together with their line, that's one thing we have to do this week," Hurrell said. "But it's not just me against Jennings or against Radradra - the whole left edge has to come up against them."

Hurrell has been a revelation, since switching to the Titans mid-2016, after falling out with the NZ Warriors and earned a new two-year deal earlier this month. Now he wants to simply avoid the Gold Coast's horrific injury toll and finish his first full season with the Titans.

"At the moment, I just want to start the season like I finished it last year," he said.

Hurrell also believes finishing the game with 17 players would be great for the injury-hit Titans, who currently have 12 players unavailable. They copped another blow on Thursday, when the NRL denied the Titans' request to inject Sydney Roosters recruit Dale Copley into their depleted backline.

Last round, Hurrell found himself on the wing in an injury-hit, reshuffled backline that also featured backrower Kevin Proctor in the centres.

"A lot of players were put in a position that we haven't played too much," Hurrell said. "The players need to get their head around it [injury toll] and we have to move forward, get a win and get the mood back up."