The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League announced on Monday the Oil Search PNG Orchids team to take on the Brisbane Broncos Women’s team in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Oil Search Orchids Committee Executive Chairperson Ruth Waram said in a statement that the team comprises a number of young players as well as a few old faces.
Waram thanked the Brisbane Broncos Women’s Rugby League team for the opportunity to participate in this trial match – which should boost the Orchids preparation for remaining engagements for the year. The Oil Search PNG Orchids remaining events for the year are the Women’s Rugby League World Cup 9s in Sydney in October and the British Lions tour to PNG in November.
The Oil Search PNG Orchids team for this weekend’s trial match against the Brisbane Broncos Women will be coached by Pacific Games silver medal winning coach Bagello Solien.
The Team (Orchid No. /d-debutant in brackets) is:
1. Carol Francis (d) Southern
2. Jacobeth Wake (26) Northern
3. Lancy Laki (d) Southern
4. Joyce Waula (d) Southern
5. Catherine Anjo (27) Southern
6. Heather Ario (d) Southern
7. Lila Malabag (d) Southern
8. Elsie Albert (30) NGI
9. Shirley Joe (7) Northern
10. Carol Humeu (13) – Captain Southern
11. Vero Waula (12) Southern
12. Shirley Jerry (33) Highlands
13. Janet Johns (d) Southern
14. Roswita Kapo (29) Southern
15. Winnie Steven(32) Southern
16. Gloria Kaupa (20) Southern
17. Samantha Kuman (36) Southern
18. Joan Kuman (3) Southern
19. Elizabeth Paisoi (d) Southern
20. Lydia Luke (d) Northern
21. Belinda Waula (d) Southern
Meanwhile the PNG Kumuls legends team is expected to be named soon.
The PNG legends play the Brisbane Broncos legends at 2pm followed by the Oil Seach PNG Orchids versus Brisbane Broncos Women’s game at 4pm this Saturday August 31, 2019 at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.