Moresby South league women’s trials bring out talents


THE Moresby South Rugby League women’s trials on Saturday showcased the district’s best female talent all vying for a spot in the 22-member squad to represent the league at the zone championships.
The Southern Blacks trial was kicked off by PNG Orchids chairlady Okaro Yogi.
The main goal of the trials were for players to show their skills, fitness and ability to play smart football.
The main issues that affected the men’s game also affected the women with a lack of structure, and poor ball control, teamwork, communication and coordination some of the main ailments which would require better coaching and commitment from players to fix their games.
While there were some good individual performances from the forwards the backs did not fare as well because they did not receive quality ball in good attacking positions.
Several experienced players were out of form and played with injuries that did not help their respective teams.
Selectors also had one positive to contend with while deciding who to include in the squad, the number of bigger players who took part in the trial which are attributes needed in a game like rugby league.
South will be up against champions Port Moresby, Pom Suburban, Kerema, Hiri West, Koiari, newcomers Rigo at the Southern Confederate championship.
Moresby South league chairman Brown Murema is expected to announce the train-on squad this week.
Murema said the team management would be named to start training for the Southern championship in Port Moresby next month.