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NRLW 2022: First ever Queensland derby between Broncos and Titans headlines round 3 match-ups

Any win in a five-game NRLW season is important, but a win over the Broncos would be something “extra special” for the Titans this weekend.

The first NRLW Queensland derby will kick off at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday as the Broncos and Titans battle it out for supremacy.

The Broncos are proving unstoppable this season, winning three consecutive games to sit top of the NRLW ladder.

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But the Titans – the new kids on the block – are causing a few surprises as well, downing heavyweights the Roosters in round 2 and putting up a fight against the star-studded Parramatta side last weekend.

Ali Brigginshaw (Brisbane Broncos) & Brittany Breayley-Nati (Gold Coast Titans) prepare for battle. Grant Trouville.
Camera IconAli Brigginshaw (Brisbane Broncos) & Brittany Breayley-Nati (Gold Coast Titans) prepare for battle. Grant Trouville. Credit: News Corp Australia

Now, both Queensland sides go head-to-head on Gold Coast soil and Titans skipper Brittany Breayley-Nati admitted getting one over her former club would be a significant achievement.

“A win over the Broncos would be extra special,” Breayley-Nati said.

“We haven’t really focused too much on the rivalry – it’s been more about the team and how well we prepare to take on such a full strength side in the Broncos.

“We both know it’s going to be a tough game. Whoever shows up on the day and wants it more will come away with the win, and we’re hoping that’s us.”

While the Broncos have the likes of powerhouse forwards Millie Boyle and Chelsea Lenarduzzi, the Titans have their own strike weapon in youngster Destiny Brill.

The 18-year-old has been one of the standouts of the delayed 2021 NRLW competition, with 16 tackle busts, 263 running metres and a try.

Breayley-Nati was full of praise for the youngster, heralding her as a future star of the women’s game.

“She’s doing things that an 18-year-old shouldn’t be able to do,” she said.

“She’s an amazing player and I hope that she just gets stronger.

“She’s going to do a lot, not just for the Titans, but women’s rugby league in general.”

The NRLW will continue on Sunday, with a double-header at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.

Parramatta and Sydney will battle it out from midday local time after both clubs notched up strong wins last weekend, meanwhile, the Knights will be looking for their first win against the red-hot Dragons.

The Dragons are set to welcome back Kezie Apps, Talei Holmes, Madison Bartlett and Kody House this weekend while the Eels will be bolstered by the return of Rikeya Horne, Nita Maynard and Sereana Naitokatoka.

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