Her front-row teammate in Shannon Mato might have made the Dally M team but the efforts of Jessika Elliston at the Gold Coast Titans should not go unnoticed. 

Elliston and Mato were a formidable front-row duo, playing long minutes, delivering big hits, getting through a litany of metres and guiding that Titans side out of trouble.

As such, Elliston, like Mato, has been rewarded with a new long-term deal until the end of 2027.

Playing in every game this past NRLW season, Elliston’s efforts saw her rewarded with selection for Australia at the Pacific Championships.

In what was no doubt the best season for Elliston to date, Titans coach Karyn Murphy is pleased to see her stick around.

“It’s fair to say this season has been Jess’ best in her career to date and it’s incredible to think she hasn’t even hit her ceiling of growth yet,” Murphy said.

“Her first year as a regular starter for us up front was extremely impressive, and she was more than deserving of her recent Jillaroos debut.”

Murphy and her team know the ultimate aim is to lift the NRLW trophy and she backs Elliston to play a big role if they are to achieve it.

“It was the ultimate reward for her season of hard work to become one of the game’s leading front rowers,” Murphy continued.

“I’m extremely pleased we have her in our pack until at least 2027 and I can’t wait to see her continue to grow as we aim to lift that NRLW trophy.”

By ricky

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