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Titans NRLW Signings Tracker: Talented trio joins Gold Coast NRLW stocks

Welcome to the Gold Coast Titans' Signings Tracker for the upcoming 2022 season.

Three fresh faces will join the Gold Coast Titans 2022 NRLW campaign, with Apii Nicholls, Rona Peters and Annette Brander all signing on with the club.

Nicholls brings a wealth of experience, with the 29-year-old having represented the Kiwi Ferns seven times at the international level.

The talented outside back can fill a number of positions and has previously also represented the Cook Islands in rugby sevens.

Nicholls previously has played at NRLW level with the New Zealand Warriors.

She'll be joined in the Titans squad by Peters, with the ball-playing forward also signing on for 2022.

2019 NRLW tackle of the year

The talented front rower brings big game experience, having played in NRLW grand final wins with the Broncos and at the representative level. The 34-year-old has played for Queensland at Origin level and has also represented the Maori All Stars.

Brander is another that will bolster the Titans young squad with her significant experience.

Having represented Australia and Queensland and also having won an NRLW premiership, the second rower will be a valuable piece of the Titans playing roster.

Earlier signings news

The Titans forward stocks have been bolstered ahead of the 2022 NRLW season, with Tiana Raftstrand-Smith, Tazmin Gray and Laikha Clarke all returning to the Coast.

Raftstrand-Smith made her NRLW debut earlier in the year, after previously making the Queensland Origin team before she'd played in the top grade.

The star 19-year-old showed her versatility as part of the Titans inaugural squad, playing at both centre and in the second row.

The hard running local junior is part of a group of exciting young talent that will look to push the club beyond their maiden semi-final appearance earlier in the season.

Joining Raftstrand-Smith in the second row will be the experienced Tazmin Gray.

A veteran in the representative arena despite being just 26 years old, Gray will again add plenty of potency to the Titans pack.

After missing two games through suspension last season, Gray will be determined to have a big impact in her second season on the Coast.

Clarke featured twice last season, making her NRLW debut in the Titans round four win over the Brisbane Broncos.

The 20-year-old will be looking to build on her maiden NRLW season as she again links with the Titans in 2022.


Four strike weapons have been added to the Gold Coast Titans NRLW side to tackle the upcoming 2022 season.

Jasmine Peters, Hailee-Jay Maunsell, Jetaya Faifua and Kimi Breayley-Nati were all part of the Titans inaugural NRLW campaign and are now locked in to try and push the Gold Coast towards a premiership later this year.

Peters is fresh off winning the BMD Premiership Grand Final with the North Queensland Gold Stars and will be looking to build on a strong campaign earlier in the year.

The 19-year-old made her NRLW debut last season, playing five games at centre in her rookie campaign.

She has also been selected as a marquee player in the Queensland under-19s side to take on New South Wales next week.

Faifua has also been selected in the Maroons junior side, with the exciting 19-year-old another to make her NRLW debut last season.

Playing at both fullback and on the wing, Faifua has speed to burn and will be looking to further build on her maiden season.

Kimi Breayley-Nati adds experience in the halves, with the former premiership winner to link with new Titans recruit Lauren Brown.

Maunsell made her way from the Future Titans system into the NRLW last season, playing four games on the wing for the club.  At 18-years of age, Maunsell is yet another young prospect that will be looking to represent the Titans long term.


The Gold Coast Titans forward stocks have been bolstered, with four Titans foundation players committing for the upcoming NRLW season.

April Ngatupuna, Shannon Mato, Georgia Hale and Zara Canfield are all locked in and add plenty of power and punch to the Titans exciting young squad.

Ngatupuna made her NRLW debut last season and in a breakout year picked up the Coaches Award at the end of last season.

The teenager made the most of her opportunities after getting an opportunity through injury and then established her self in the top squad for the majority of last season.

Mato will have plenty of motivation after injury cruelled her run earlier in the year.

The 23-year-old has again been named in the Queensland Maroons squad and her go-forward will be a huge boost for the Titans side.

Hale showed her versatility last season, playing across a number of positions.

The New Zealand international is one of the most experienced players in the Titans side and at just 26-years of age, brings plenty of energy to the side.

Canfield is another who made her NRLW debut last season and will be looking to grow her game even further in her second season of top-grade football.

The 21-year-old is one of the large group of exciting young Gold Coast products that will line up for the Titans side this season.


Foundation Titans NRLW player Karina Brown is back.

The 33-year-old known as “Goose” will bring her vast experience to the exciting young Titans squad that will be looking to push beyond the semi-final appearance achieved in their maiden season.

Brown played every game for the Titans earlier this season, with the winger among the club’s foundation marquee players.

Brown nominated for Veronica White Medal

Part of World Cup winning Jillaroos squads in 2013 and 2017, Brown is also a proud Queenslander and has again been picked in the Maroons extended squad this year.

Off-field, she has also had a considerable impact, helping to establish the Burleigh Bears and Easts Tigers women’s teams as well as winning the NRL’s Veronica White Medal which recognises the contributions made by players to their local communities.


Rio Olympic Gold Medallist and founding Titans NRLW player Evania Pelite is back.

The superstar 26-year-old is a huge inclusion for the Titans after stamping herself as one of the marquee players in the competition earlier this season.

Able to play across the backline, Pelite featured at fullback and in the centres in the Titans inaugural campaign.

The dual Olympian will also return to the Titans as a Queensland Origin player, after being named to make her debut for her state in the upcoming representative fixture.

Pelite’s addition further strengthens a Titans side that also features fellow Origin players Lauren Brown, Brittany Breayley-Nati, Steph Hancock and reigning club champion Jessika Elliston.


Three fresh faces will join the Titans 2022 NRLW campaign with Madison Bartlett, Hagiga Mosby and Emily Curtain all to call the Coast home.

Bartlett is a try-scoring weapon, having topped the list for four-pointers last season. 

With a Titans spine featuring 2021 leading point scorer Lauren Brown and former Dally M winner Brittany Breayley-Nati, Bartlett can expect to be on the end of some great delivery.  

The finisher joins the Titans from the St George Illawarra Dragons, having previously played two seasons with the New Zealand Warriors.  

Mosby made her NRLW debut for the Broncos last season and is another strike weapon. 

A former Australian Rugby Sevens and Queensland Junior Touch Football representative, Mosby is a talented and exciting outside back who scored a try per game in her debut season. 

Curtain joins from the Parramatta Eels, with the junior representative star looking to establish herself in the NRLW competition. 

In her debut season, the talented half played three games at five-eighth and showed why she’s impressed many through her time with junior NSW squads. 

Expect all three fresh faces to have a huge impact for the Titans when the Gold Coast side takes the field for the 2022 season. 


Gold Coast Titans inaugural skipper Brittany Breayley-Nati has re-committed to the club, signing on for the upcoming 2022 season.

Announced as the NRLW’s captain of the year in the Coast’s inaugural season, the former Queensland and Jillaroos rake was one of the club’s best, leading from the front in every game of the season.

The 2018 Dally M female player of the year finished with two tries and three try assists and was one of the top defenders in the competition, averaging 32 tackles a game.

Reflecting back on her first season in Titans colours, her favourite moment was beating the Brisbane Broncos – her old club – in the first ever home game at Cbus Super Stadium.

"Being on home soil as the first ever Titans team in our first ever home game against the Broncos in the Queensland derby and to come away with the win... nothing was better than that," Breayley-Nati said.

"It was only by two points, but a win's a win, right?

"It was obviously amazing, and it was good to actually have my kids in the crowd and they were able to witness history."

The Breayley-Nati bunch

Breayley-Nati joins Lauren Brown, Steph Hancock and Jessika Elliston who have all been confirmed in the 2022 squad, with further signings to be announced in the coming days.


Premiership-winning playmaker and Queensland Maroons representative Lauren Brown is heading down the M1, joining the Gold Coast Titans for the upcoming NRLW season.

Formerly a Brisbane Bronco, the versatile utility - who can play in the centres, halves and at hooker - was born and bred on the Gold Coast, making her first grade women’s rugby league debut in 2020 after starring for the Burleigh Bears in the QRL women’s competition, as well as a maiden Origin appearance in the same year.

A talented multi-code athlete, Brown has also played for the Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets in the W-League, and for Australia in the World Rugby Sevens series.

The 27-year-old will be one of the Titans’ two marquee signings, excited to wear her hometown’s colours for the upcoming NRLW season.


Titans' player of the 2021 season Jessika Elliston and women's rugby league legend Steph Hancock have both re-committed to the Gold Coast for the upcoming campaign.

Making the switch from the edge to being a key impact middle forward, 24-year-old Elliston is excited to continue her barnstorming form into the club's second season in the expanded competition, especially under the guise of new head coach Karyn Murphy and assistant Matt Geyer.

Jessika Elliston: Mic'd Up at NRLW Awards Night 2022

Hancock - who was voted the Legion's most valuable player last season - came out of retirement to play in arguably her best NRLW season to date, she had no qualms in coming back and wants to get to the big dance after coming so close to grand final glory in the Coast's inaugural season earlier this year. 

"I just had a little D&M with Gorden Tallis and in our heart-to-heart he asked... 'Listen, is it still burning in your belly?" Hancock shared at the recent Titans NRLW Awards Night.

"I said 'Gordy, I gave it away and never lost the feeling.'

"I've got unfinished business here. In year one, I thought we'd go all the way, but if the Titans will have me back, I'm back."

Stay tuned for more upcoming Titans NRLW signings to be announced soon.

The 2022 NRLW season is set to kick-off in August and the Titans are aiming for grand final glory after coming so close in their inaugural season. Show your support with a NRLW membership - on sale now ready for '22!

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.