Orchids’ historical win against England!

The Oil Search PNG Orchids were a force to be reckoned with today.

The PNG women outgunned their visitors, the England Women’s Rugby League team, 20 points to 16 this afternoon at the Oil Search National Football Stadium.

PNG had a slow start in the beginning of the match.

Although England set the pace for the match in the first half, PNG caught up soon enough and was in control of the first half.

At half-time, it was 10 points to 6 in favour of the Orchids.

Back into second half, the home side powered on with another converted try.

Whether the 10-point lead caused the PNG women to let their guard down, England saw an opportunity and went in for an easy try.

At 16 points to 10, England was not backing down that easily and showed the PNG side they were still in the game, this time with another converted try.

It was 16-all when in the dying minutes, Orchids went in for the winning try just next to the goal post.

This victory on home soil is the PNG side’s first test win.

(PNGRFL picture)

Salome Vincent