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Over 60 players have so far been identified by their respective associations to prepare for the forthcoming national trials for the PNG Palais women’s 15s tentatively set for October 19 and October 22 in Port Moresby.
It is noted that more players may be added prior to the trials.
Players earmarked at this stage are:
1. Vagi Wari (NCDRU), 2. Shellane Kopi (CRU), 3. Lydia Korikai (CRU), 4. Vele Blanche Kaina (NCDRU), 5. Melissa Thomas (NCDRU), 6. Linda Wari (NCDRU), 7. Roxanne Kopi (CRU), 8. Robin Gabi (CRU), 9. Christine Oki (CRU), 10. Letitia Gabi (CRU), 11. Jane Buku (CRU), 12. Clara Biyama (CRU), 13. Clare Akauma (Canada), 14. Patricia Korpok (CRU), 15. Rachael Pinda (NCDRU), 16. Wawa Chaguaguma (NCDRU), 17. Agnes Oki (CRU), 18. Bibiana Paloa (CRU), 19. Melanie Kawa (Australia), 20. Loraine Pomat (CRU), 21. Doris Joseph (NCDRU), 22. Rose Eva (CRU), 23. Rusila Oki (CRU), 24. Geua Larry (NCDRU), 25. Isi Govea (CRU), 26. Iga Oki (CRU), 27. Asi Ani (CRU), 28.Pamela Waringe (CRU), 29. Lynette Aua (CRU), 30. Lucy Namus (NCDRU), 31. Zafira Pangkatana (CRU), 32. Augusta Livuana (NCDRU), 33. Taiva Lavai (NCDRU), 34. Marlugu Dixon (Australia), 35. Naomi Alapi (CRU), 36. Kymlie Rapilla (CRU), 37. Fatima Rama (CRU), 38. Marie Biyama (CRU), 39. Susan Anton (NCDRU), 40. Domitila Kasim (NCDRU), 41. Barbie Michael (NCDRU), 42. Mala Mark (CRU), 43. Jill Yallon (NCDRU), 44. Lynette Kwarula (CRU), 45. Nisella Ravu (NCDRU), 46. Gwen Pokana (CRU), 47. Leanne Kwarula (CRU), 48. Anika Butler (Australia), 49. Joanne Logona (CRU), 50. Hellen Abau (NCDRU), 51. Dianne Kaupa (NCDRU), 52. Yollanda Gittins (Australia), 53. Sharon Kobor (CRU), 54. Naomi Kelly (East New Britain), 55. Joanne Butler (East New Britain), 56. Prudence Fama (East New Britain), 57. Joyce Taravuna (East New Britain), 58. Martha Wapi (Lae Rugby Union), 59. Meagan Gunemba (Lae Rugby Union), 60. Naomi Ambai (Lae Rugby Union), 61. Mary Luke (Lae Rugby Union), Rachael Tanou (Manus Rugby Union).
As NCDRU and CRU players have two more trials, those named are asked to attend training and briefing at the Bava Park today (Wednesday) at 4.30pm.
Following the National Trials, national selectors will identify 26 players to take part in the Oceania Rugby Womens 15s Rugby Championships set for Lautoka, Fiji from November 18-30 .