PNG Orchids named for Broncos trial match

The Oil Search PNG Orchids team comprises a number of young players as well as a few old ones.

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

Oil Search Orchids Committee Executive Chairperson, Ruth 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 PNG legends play the Brisbane Broncos legends at 2pm followed by the Oil Search PNG Orchids versus Brisbane Broncos Women’s game at 4pm this Saturday, August 31, at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Tickets for this double header spectacle are on sale at Ticketmastas outlets.

Press release