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Power with the passion: Meaning behind Shaniah's superb four-pointer

Fans will not see a better try this NRLW season.

It can easily be said Shaniah Power's heroic four-pointer in Saturday's historic win over the Brisbane Broncos arguably tops any of the other try of the year contenders thus far.

The dynamic utility beat five defenders and the goal post pad from 15 metres out to turn water into wine and score her first 'meat pie' in Titans colours.

"Our play had just broken down and I was trying to make something out of nothing because you never really expect it," Power said.

"You just lay the foundation for another setup play, but no, I ended up scooting through and getting over the line which was absolute incredible.

"I couldn't believe it."

She's got the power

After crossing the chalk, the 25-year-old's post-try celebration was one that has been replayed on several occasions... full of passion for her new club and the pride of now wearing the blue and gold. She also dedicated the four-pointer to her two biggest fans.

"It was for the badge. To be able to score my first try for the Titans and more for my team really... I love my team," Power said.

"The writing on my wrist said rum and coke, which is a little nickname they used to call my mum and dad when they first got together. My mum's name is Rosemary, so they called her rum, and then when she met dad, somebody said rum and coke.

"So instead of writing mum and dad, I wanted to be a little bit theatrical and put that on my wrist and that try is definitely for them."

Whilst Power's parents weren't in the stands at Cbus Super Stadium last weekend - still living in Bowen - the jubilant cheers after she crossed would've been heard as far south as the Gold Coast.

"They weren't there, but they definitely watched from home. I don't really push them to come along because it's such a big drive and they can watch me better on the television anyway," Power said.

"That's why I wear my hair in a big fluffy mess because my mum's like... 'I can't see you when you've got your head tied up'. That's why I leave it nice and big so she can find me."

"But it was so good to see how many people turned up to support our game.

"In comparison to the last few NRLW matches that we've played, just the sea of blue and yellow right around the stadium was really special."

Already winning bragging rights over fellow Queensland rivals Brisbane at the weekend, this Sunday's will also have a touch of Maroon feeling to it with five of Power's North Queensland Gold Stars teammates named in the extended Newcastle squad.

It's a must-win clash for the Titans if they want to ensure they'll play in next week's semi--finals and the Bowen product believes the Knights won't back down without a fight as they chase their first win of the season.

"When you haven't won a game, you've got nothing to lose anymore, so I think they're going to leave absolutely nothing in the tank," Power said.

"This weekend. we can't go in too complacent and we need to be switched on.

"Hopefully we can can get at those key people (such as Romy Teitzel and Tahlulah Tillett) just to make sure we get over the line and get that win because our game is at stake at the moment as well."


Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.