This is your inaugural Gold Coast Titans NRLW squad.
In what is a landmark moment for the Club, these are the players that will wear the Titans jersey and represent the region in our first season of NRLW football.
Titans NRLW Coach Jamie Feeney says the side assembled is one that will make the Gold Coast community proud, featuring some of the best talent in the women's game.
"The side that we have assembled has a great mix of youth and experience and I think we've recruited some of the best athletes in the game.
"The girls know the significance in being the first to represent the region on the NRLW stage and are excited for the opportunity ahead.
"Aside from our representative players, I think people are really going to enjoy seeing some of the exciting young players that will line up for the Titans this season.
"We are determined to make an impact in this competition right from our first game and I'm confident that the side we have assembled will make our communities proud."
On of the Titans marquee signings, Hale is a versatile player that can fill a number of positions. Formerly with the New Zealand Warriors, Hale played with the Tweed Seagulls in the 2021 BHP Premiership. Off field, she is a former Veronica White medallist and the 2020 Young New Zealander of the Year.
Brittany Breayley-Nati is a marquee signing for the Club and will bring plenty of experience to Titans side. The hooker was voted the best player in the NRLW competition in 2018 and is a Jillaroos and Queensland representative. She missed the 2020 season due to family and work commitments.
Brown brings a wealth of experience to the Titans having been a key part of the Australian Jillaroos since 2013. Off the field, Brown assisted in building the two women’s rugby league clubs in QLD – Burleigh Bears & Easts Tigers. Brown was announced as a marquee signing for the Club early last month. The winger/fullback is one of the most capped players in the game, having captained Queensland and lifted two World Cup trophies.
Tamarua is another marquee signing and brings international experience to the side after playing for both the New Zealand Ferns and Cook Islands. Tamarua debuted for the Warriors in the inaugural NRLW Premiership Competition in 2018.
Gray was named player of the match, starring for Queensland in this year’s State of Origin clash against New South Wales. Gray has represented Queensland and Australia every year since her debut in 2016. Gray has played every game in the NRLW premiership since the start of the competition in 2018 and joins the Titans after playing for the Warriors last season.
Canfield is a second rower from Tweed Heads and brings a hard playing style to the team. At just 20 years old, Canfield has scored three tries in the BHP Premiership this season and averages 100 running metres each game.
Clark represented Australia in the Prime Ministers XIII against Fiji in 2020 where she earned her NRLW contract with the Warriors. Clark played in this year’s winning QLD Origin side. Transferring this season to the Titans, Clark will bring considerable experience to the side.
Brill made her debut State of Origin appearance this year at just 18 years old, scoring a try for the Queensland side. One of the most talented young players in the game, Brill is an exciting addition to the Titans lineup.
Making her debut for the Broncos in 2019, Elliston has experience in the NRLW competition. Primarily a second rower, Elliston has also represented Queensland at Origin level.
New Zealand test representative Kimi Breayley-Nati, has previously played for the Broncos where she scored three tries in the Broncos grand-final match against the Roosters in 2018 and was named the Karyn Murphy medallist for Player of the Match. Her international experience will make the half an important player for the Titans.
Griffin is making her debut in the NRLW premiership with the Titans after a successful season in the BHP Premiership with Valleys Diehards. Griffin is also a Queensland representative in touch football.
In her seven appearances in the BHP Premiership this year for the Wests Panthers, the talented outside back scored seven tries. She represented the Australian Defence Force at the 2021 National Championships.
In just five appearances in the BHP Premiership this year, Faifua has scored a whopping seven tries for the Burleigh Bears. Able to play both on the wing and in the centres, the Queensland under 19 representative is one of the most exciting young outside backs in the game.
A former Queensland Reds and Wallaroos player, Mato transitioned to Rugby League in 2020 where she made her NRLW and Queensland Origin debut. Following her Maori All Stars appearance in February, she played for North Sydney before returning to Queensland to take her place in the victorious Origin team.
Ngatupuna played for the Queensland under 19 team in 2021 and was part of the Titans inaugural under 19’s side that played against Newcastle earlier this year.
Peters played alongside Ngatupuna in the Queensland under 19 team this year. She also made her Indigenous All Stars debut in 2021.
Raftstrand-Smith made her State of Origin debut for Queensland in 2021. At just 18-years-old, Raftstrand-Smith is capable in covering most backline positions and is one of the Titans exciting young talents.
It took Hansen just 90 seconds to score a try in her debut for the Kiwi Ferns in 2020. One of the stars for New Zealand in their 2020 test match against Samoa, Hansen is one of the most skilful players in the Titans squad.
Morgan played for New South Wales in 2015. Coming from a Rugby Union background playing for both the Waratahs and Reds, Morgan is both fast and skilful. She has represented the Wallaroos at both the 2010 and 2014 Rugby World Cups.
Making her NRLW debut for the Warriors last year, Power made two appearances scoring two tries. Power is both a Queensland Origin and Indigenous All Stars representative.
NRLW Coach - Jamie Feeney