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.
Later in July, they play their first ever women’s Rugby League 9s at the Pacific Games in Samoa, and in October they participate in the World Rugby League World 9s.
In November they play England Rose in the first double header before the PNG LNG Kumuls versus Great Britain Lions Test in Port Moresby.
Meantime, Tsaka thanked Oil Search for its support towards women empowerment, particularly in sports and rugby league.
(Oil Search Orchids Coach Nigel Hukula and OSL Managing Director, Peter Botten, going through the Orchids selection list)