Papua New Guinea Orchids

Fiji triumphs over PNG reported that the Fijian women’s national side, named after the golden cowrie shell, raced out to a 12-0 lead in the first half of the 2019 Pacific Test with two converted tries.

It was a disastrous start for the Orchids from the opening kick-off with confusion under the high ball handing Fiji an early opportunity to attack.

The Bulikula created a healthy overlap on the right edge to send Roela Radiniyavuni over for a 4-0 lead.

Fiji halfback Patricia Raikadroka made the sideline conversion look easy with a monster kick sailing over the black dot.

OSL renews PNG Orchids partnership

PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka said Oil Search Ltd were the inaugural sponsors of the women’s National Rugby League team when it was launched in 2017 for the Prime Minister’s VIII game against Australian Jillaroos in Port Moresby and the Women’s Rugby League World Cup series in Sydney.

He said the renewal of this partnership is timely as the team prepares to play Fiji in the Pacific Test Invitational this month, in Sydney.