'Gold for Gold': The slogan pushing Titans' title dream


Gold Coast's NRLW side are 140 minutes away from going where no side from the Glitter Strip has ever gone before.

And the Titans have prepared a catch-cry to inspire their push for the city's maiden premiership: Gold For Gold.

In 28 seasons fielding a revolving door of men's teams, the Gold Coast has been starved of the kind of rugby league success that now beckons the women's side.

Between 1988 and 1998, the Gold Coast side were known chronologically as the Giants, Seagulls, Gladiators (for one pre-season) and Chargers. Only once did any of those sides qualify for the finals.

In total, a Gold Coast-based men's team have only once progressed to the final-four position that the NRLW side now find themselves in.

That came in 2010, when the Titans were handily beaten by eventual runners-up the Sydney Roosters in a grand final qualifier.

Last year's NRLW wooden spooners, Gold Coast sealed a finals berth by defeating Canberra in a winner-take-all bout in the final round of the regular season.

Now that their resurgence and a semi-final against the Roosters have been confirmed, the Titans are daring to dream of making history.

"We've thrown it around a little bit, 'Gold for Gold', the first premiership on the Coast," said captain Georgia Hale.

"It's unreal. It's a pretty small community up there but a very hearty, passionate one.

"It would be amazing, especially in the women's space. We fly the flag every day and we aim to leave a legacy but to do something like that would be inspiring."

Gold Coast's young talent has shone in a season on the rise.

Rookie playmakers Sienna Lofipo and Chantay Kiria-Ratu have proven capable of steering the side around after an ankle injury to first-choice five-eighth Taliah Fuimaono in round one.

Winger Destiny Mino-Sinapati has started all but one game of her debut season, scoring twice, while rookie forward Rilee Jorgensen has become an essential inclusion of Karyn Murphy's bench.

In total, eight Titans players represented Queensland in this year's U19s State of Origin match.

Hale believes success in this finals series could set the Titans up for years to come.

"We've got Destiny there at the back and Chantay and Sienna with Rilee coming off the bench," Hale said.

"And in our development players, we've got young girls who are going to walk into a contract, having been in our system now for a good season, learning what it's about.

"It's been nice to have them have a taste of this environment, knowing that this is now them for the next ten years, paving the way for the Gold Coast Titans."