Player pathway

First PNG woman to sign with NRL team

Born in Mt Hagen, 23-year-old Amelia Kuk becomes the first participant of the Oil Search player pathway program.

Kuk represented the Oil Search PNG Orchids in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Her father, who is in the mining sector, was transferred to Brisbane, Australia, in 2008.

Kuk was in Grade Eight when they opted to settle there.

With a background in volleyball, Kuk made the transition to rugby after coming across a University of Queensland women’s team in training.