10 December 2021
as seen on titans.com.au
Titans NRLW player Karli Hansen is confident she can lead the team around the park as playmaker in 2022.
Hansen, who made a barnstorming international debut for the Kiwi Ferns in 2020, was so determined to play in the NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership this season she quit her full-time job in New Zealand and waited patiently as four flights were cancelled.
With the Titans’ inaugural season now confirmed to start in early 2022, Karli says the team is counting down the days until they can begin training and play together as a team.
“I’m so excited, we can’t wait to be together.”
Asked what position she will be eyeing in the Titans line up, the Kiwi playmaker is confident that she can secure the number seven jersey for the coming season.
“My coaches, like Ricky Henry from the Kiwi Ferns, they’ve really helped me and guided me to be a confident halfback.
“I have confidence in myself that I can be the seven of this team.”
While the squad is yet to officially begin training together, Karli says social media and group chats have helped them to build relationships before pre-season starts.
“The girls are becoming a lot more comfortable with each other now we are able to talk more often and be together in person as well.”
“It’s going to help us a lot, knowing who we are off the field is as important as who we are on the field.”
The Titans will kick off their inaugural NRLW season when the delayed 2021 competition starts on February 27.
With pre-season training to begin early in the New Year, players and staff are eagerly awaiting the start of the NRLW season.