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'I was always optimistic': Feeney quietly confident of NRLW finals success

The Gold Coast Titans NRLW side have made history on a number of occasions already this season, and are just over 24 hours away from potentially another significant milestone in the club's inaugural year.

On the eve of their first semi-finals berth - a must-win clash against the St George-Illawarra Dragons - coach Jamie Feeney and the entire playing group knows how special the journey has been already, and aren't ready to stop the momentous occasion yet. 

"We've made history this year on many occasions and the girls really feel it. They know the privilege of being in the very first team for the Gold Coast Titans in the NRLW," Feeney said, speaking on ABC Gold Coast Breakfast.

"We've been a bit touchy on and off throughout the season, but we've trained really well this week.

"With the do-or-die must-win situation that we're in to stay in the competition, the girls are really pumped and ready to go."

The experienced NRLW mentor was quietly confident of the side's potential to succeed in their inaugural year, but thought finals success was more likely in the second season.

"To be honest, I think with the squad we had, I was always optimistic," Feeney said.

"We've got girls from all over the place... from North Queensland, from South East Brisbane, from obviously the Gold Coast, from Tweed... we've got them from all over the place.

"If I'm being honest, I was just hoping with the second season coming up at the end of the year, this first season was just about setting the standards and expectations of the club and then hopefully with that, I was hoping that we would do well enough to to get into the semi finals, but also I think we've got the squad that could possibly win it.

"I guess the expectations were high but also, I guess I was realistic that getting this team together for the first time was going to take some time.

"I think we've come together and been a bit patchy at times, but we've come together quite quickly and and the girls are ready to go."

Match Highlights: Titans v Knights NRLW

With a potential of an all-Queensland decider should both the Titans and Broncos knock over their opponents this weekend, Feeney isn't looking that far ahead, knowing the Dragons will be hungry for victory after experiencing the Red V in the season opener.

"They've been building really nicely. We played them in Round 1 in our first ever game and we went down, but we didn't play great," Feeney said.

"Both teams were a little bit patchy being the very first game, especially us as the very first team for the Gold Coast Titans to ever play together, but we've built from there and we are better.

"The Dragons have sort of really built over the last few weeks and had a really big win last week against the Roosters, so they'll be going in confident.

"We've still got a bit of work to do from what we did last week and the effort that we put in last week against the Knights, so I'm expecting a lot from this from the Dragons.

"They should be really confident. They were very close to minor premiers before Brisbane put a put a big score on the Eels last week, so yeah, there's a bit of work to do, but we're ready to go."

The Titans face off against the Dragons at 12pm on Sunday, April 3 at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney.

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.