“I’m keen to get a run out against Toronto. Watching the Hull KR game got me fired up to play,” Talanoa told his club’s official website.
Hull have been away training in Portugal, something which Talanoa maintains has been of considerable value to the players’ preparations for the new season.
“The trip together is about bonding and about getting some dry weather training, get some combinations going and getting to know my room-mate more,” he added.
“The more experienced guys get paired with one of the younger players, so it will be good to get to know them a bit more.
“The newcomers have fitted in well. Josh is a big boy and he’s been training well. I’m looking forward to playing alongside him this season.”