Womens rugby

Digicel supports women’s rugby league

There is plenty of hype and excitement building up around women’s rugby league in the country being elevated to the next level.

Digicel PNG has again reaffirmed its continued support in promoting gender equality and giving more opportunities for young woman to play at the next stage of rugby league.

With the backing of Pacific-Aus Sport through the High Performance unit, and supporting sponsors and partners, this year’s national women’s championships is being used as a springboard for the women’s game to be played at an elite level like never before.

Orchids join Cowboys

Banu (Tully) and Long (Innisfail) are both North Queensland products with PNG heritage, who relocated to South East Queensland as teenagers, but will return home to suit up for the Cowboys.

Banu was named in the 2022 BMD Premiership Team of the Year at prop after a sensational campaign with Wynnum Manly. The 20-year-old was rewarded with her international debut for the Orchids at the 2022 World Cup.

Harlies women off to strong start

Though missing most of their stars from last year’s grand final winning team, Harlies fielding a second string side proved too strong for the Hunters girls throughout the contest.

A dominant performance by the defending Queens, Harlequins in the opening round of preseason has set a good platform for the team as they kick start their campaign to defend the title this season.

Harlies recent success story is driven by a strong family oriented team culture. Their free flowing game and flare has become a trademark which is rubbing off on the new girls in the team.