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Crystal Tamarua has only been on the Gold Coast since February, but she says she's now here for life.

The 25-year-old made the move from New Zealand earlier this year and was this week named as one of the Titans inaugural NRLW signings.

"In February I moved to the Gold Coast and it is probably the best decision I've ever made," Tamarua said.

"It's a better life and opportunities, especially in footy because that's what I want to do - play footy.

"I wanted to be a Titan because I live here on the Gold Coast, it is home now and I want to be here forever.

"That's why I want to be a Titan."

Tamarua will have some familiar faces beside her, with former New Zealand Warriors team-mates Karina Brown, Tazmin Gray and Georgia Hale also joining the Titans squad.

Now an established representative player, Tamarua says she has learnt a number of lessons through her NRLW career to date and feels ready to make an impact in 2021.

"I grew up in Auckland in New Zealand and I started footy in my last year of high school my friends got me into it," she said.

"I think it was 2013 or 14 that I was making the Kiwi Ferns squad but for like four years I wouldn't make the team, I'd just be part of the wider squad and that was because of my weight.

"I was overweight and not fit enough, so I took that into account and I was just training crazy hours of the morning and night, I gave up drinking and trained hard and in 2017 I made my debut for the Kiwi Ferns.

"After that I just grew confidence and I just wanted to work hard and play hard."

The skilful backrower is comfortable on either side of the field and is a constant threat to opposition defensive lines.

"My style of play, I prefer early ball off the half so they let me put myself into space," she said.

"I use my footwork, I think I've got some good feet on me as a forward, some forwards aren't mobile but I feel like I am."

The Titans NRLW squad will begin training in a fortnight, with further signings to be announced in coming weeks.