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Geyer's grand final know-how helping Titans to premiership glory

Matt Geyer's name is forever etched in Accor Stadium folklore.

Playing a pivotal role in his first grand final appearance in 1999 - kicking the winning conversion after the infamous Craig Smith penalty-try to help the Storm to their first title - the two-time premiership winner is now hoping he can imitate the same feat in his first decider as a NRLW assistant coach.

Being no stranger to big dances, playing in four NRL deciders across his illustrious 268-game career, the 48-year-old has been the perfect right hand man to Karyn Murphy especially during this week; not only it being the club's first grand but also the significance for the Gold Coast community.

"It's a really exciting time for the girls and all the staff. A lot of our (NRL) boys have really got behind and supported the girls this week as well," Geyer said.

"It's a great time for the Gold Coast community and we saw their support through our open training session on Thursday. A lot of our devout members battled pretty average rain and pretty average traffic to come and support the girls in their last run at home.

"We've had a pretty relaxed camp since we've been in Sydney. The girls have had a good captain's run and are all ready for the grand final."

Part of the final preparations included a walkthrough of the Olympic Stadium - the arena they aim to achieve greatness in on Sunday - even if it's missing the potential 80,000 screaming fans.

But despite that, getting used to the surroundings ahead of showtime is just another small insight Geyer has been able to bring to help the psych to claim the Coast's first premiership.

"I thought was a really good idea to do the walkthrough... even just walking down the tunnel was quite an experience for some of the girls with all the grand final banners up," Geyer said.

"It's truly exciting. Some of these girls are 18 and hadn't even played out of their own state until this year.

"Playing at Allianz was a great experience for them, but this is a huge stadium - there's three or four tiers and I think it was really good for them to get out there today.

"Even with the stadium empty, they were able to just do that walkthrough, feel the grass, have a look at how many people can fit into a place like this so when they're here, they know what to expect and can roll in on Sunday and know it's business time."

Taking on the minor premiers and defending title holders, Geyer knows it'll be a tough challenge against the team who deserve all the accolades with plenty of strike weapoins right across the park aiming to go back-to-back.

"They're deserving to be the premiership favourites... I think the stats came out to say they've lost two games in two years," Geyer said.

"We had a tough season last year but we've got a totally different squad and had a totally different preparation and we've got plenty of confidence from the past month.

"Our footy has been really good, really solid footy based on our defence and to get past the Knights we have to play that way. We have to defend really well. They have a superstar team with contributors right across the board.

"They then have players who can break open the game themselves - their halves are really effective and their back five work really hard for the ball. Their middles do a lot of hard work and are so powerful and obviously the elephant in the room is Tamika Upton.

"She's an amazing footballer and in my opinion, the best female footballer in the world at the moment and we've hatched a few plans to try and stop her... but it's probably not so much stopping her, but rather containing her and making sure she's not as dangerous as she has been all season."

Kick-off is at 2.55pm (QLD time) at Accor Stadium, 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.