PNG Palais will go up againstthe current champions, New Zealand, inthe opening match ofthe Oceania Rugby 7s Championship at Noosa in Australia.
Among women who left yesterday was eighteen year old Freda Waula. This will be her first appearance withthe team inthe international tour.
After two months of training including camping which led to trial match held recently, a final 12 women were selected fromthe 30 train-on squad.
Most are experienced and well known on field but for some will need to provertheir worth and through hard work, sheer determination will pavetheir way forward.
Freda Waula is only 18, but has already made her name inthe outfit. From her humble beginnings, she has shownthe commitment and skills needed to go futher.
Meiling Choong is not new tothe international arena; however this will be her first time to gang up withthe team. She started playing Rugby Union when she took up studies in Malaysia.
Coming from a parentage of China and Milne Bey, she is recognized through her game tactics and position plays on field. She wants to see more women taking upthe sport.
Coach John Larry, along with his assistant and Team manager Cecil Davani, will keep a close eye onthe team and are optimistic to return withthe spoils.
Larry saidthe women are looking forward to take onthe regional giants, and New Zealand is no exception.
They will play Samoa inthe second match, followed by Australia and Fiji. The team leftthe country yesterday afternoon.
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