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Breayley-Nati honoured in Titans' pre-season clash against Cowboys

Counting down the days 'til the start of the Titans NRLW season, the Gold Coast will take on the North Queensland Cowboys in Cairns this Sunday, battling it out for two players who have made an enormous contribution to both areas.

The Brittany Breayley-Nati - Jenni-Sue Hoepper Shield has been named after the two forerunners in the development of women’s rugby league, with the duo worthy of the admiration as former Jillaroos teammates and Dally M Award winners.

Previously playing off in a trial on the Gold Coast ahead of the Cowboys' inaugural season in 2023 - the Titans getting in that clash - the rivalry between the sides is set to continue in 2024 with the inclusion of the pre-season trophy.

Kick-off is at 11.30am on Sunday at Alley Park, Gordonvale.

The match will also be live on

Brittany Breayley-Nati

Gold Coast vice-captain Brittany Breayley-Nati is set to take the field in her sixth NRLW season, her fourth in Titans colours.

Born in Mackay, the passionate Queenslander debuted in 2014 and went on to represent the Maroons in seven Origin games; as well as making 10 appearances between 2014-2018 for the Jillaroos – including a World Cup win in 2017.   

Breayley-Nati has been a pioneer in the development of women’s rugby league having been a core inclusion in the inaugural NRLW season in 2018 – where she donned a Broncos jersey, won her first premiership title and was awarded her first Dally M medal.

As a core member of the Titans squad, Breayley-Nati has played 22-games for the Gold Coast, her leadership and experience helping the club reach a historic grand final in 2023 after a string of dominant performances.

Jenni-Sue Hoepper

Making history, Jenni-Sue Hoepper was the first female recipient of the Dally M Award in 2015, the year she also first represented Queensland and was recognised as the most outstanding female player.

As a former Jillaroos and PNG Orchids representative, Hoepper has become a role model to many young girls in Queensland and is proud of how her contribution to the growth of women’s rugby league.

Born in Cairns, the North Queensland town will play host to the first hit-up between the Titans and Cowboys ahead of the 2024 NRLW season, the winner receiving the inaugural Breayley-Nati-Hoepper Shield.

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.