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Papua New Guinea Women

Nickname: Orchids  |

Papua New Guinea Women

Nickname: Orchids  |
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IRL Ranking :
4th

head coach

Head Coach:
Bagelo Solien 

Captain

Captain:
Elise Albert 

Appearances

World Cup Appearances:
1 (2017) 

Best Results

World Cup Best Result:
Group Stage (2017) 

host venues

RLWC2021 Host Town:
Leeds

Team Bio

Papua New Guinea (PNG), in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands, with a population of around nine million. A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs.  

Sport is an important part of the national culture within Papua New Guinea (PNG), with Rugby League being viewed as the national sport in the nation. Since 2010, the sport has been a mandatory part of the curriculum in all schools in Papua New Guinea.  

The Women’s PNG Rugby League team have competed in eight international matches since their first international game in 2017. Out of those eight matches, they have only managed to win one of those games, which was against England Women, a 20-16 win in the second of a two match test series played in PNG against the RLWC2021 hosts England who visited in November 2019. 

The PNG Women’s team will have to go without the local support in the RLWC2021, as unlike in the Rugby League World Cup in 2017 when it was in the southern hemisphere. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams had a strong PNG crowd that has a reputation for being the most passionate supporting nation in the world of Rugby League.

Schedule

Women's Group A

PNG

Tue 1
November

17:00

Headingley Stadium, Leeds

CAN

Women's Group A

PNG

Sat 5
November

17:00

MKM Stadium, Hull

BRA

Women's Group A

ENG

Wed 9
November

19:30

Headingley Stadium, Leeds

PNG

News

Salford City Roosters officially open their brand new clubhouse

The club secured £434,863, one of the largest grants ever awarded from the Rugby League World Cup 2021 CreatedBy RLWC2021 capital grants programme.

RLWC2021 closes London Stock Exchange to celebrate new tournament schedule

RLWC2021 Ambassadors Oliver Thomason and Jodie Cunningham were joined by Rugby League legends, including Shaun Wane and Martin Offiah MBE, for the closing ceremony.

Full Schedule revealed and tickets available now for 2022

All 18 original host town and cities remain involved with, all tournament finals now to be played in Manchester with Manchester Central set to host the wheelchair final.

Bigger and better. New schedule and tickets on sale from 9am Friday

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 officially begins today (15 November) as we can confirm the 61-match schedule will be revealed in full on Friday 19 November at 9am GMT.

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