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Jillaroos humiliate Orchids on home soil



The Women’s 2023 Prime Minister’s XIII clash saw the Australian Jillaroos thump the PNG Orchids with a comprehensive 56-4 victory on Saturday, September 23rd at the sold-out Santos National Football Stadium in Port Moresby, National Capital District.


Since the inception of the Women’s Prime Minister’s XIII concept a few years ago, the Orchids have never defeated the Jillaroos yet. The Jillaroos winning streak and dominance over the Orchids is unrivaled.


The game started at a slow pace. After 10 minutes into the contest, the Jillaroos scored the opening try through a nice set play. The strike center Cassey Tohi-Hiku used her speed and raced to the try line with ease.


After that try, both sides were going up against each other. Although the Orchids were in the game, the Jillaroos used their speed to outpace the home side, scoring three unanswered tries to take a comfortable 18-0 at half-time.


The green and gold girls picked up their rhythm in the second half, scoring tries left, right, and center, and blew the struggling Orchids off the park with an absolute annihilation.


The Orchids managed to score a single try through a solo effort from the utility rake, Ua Ravu. She scooped the ball quickly from the ruck and darted over the line, bagging the only try for her side.


Australia started slow but once they picked up their ascendency, they went with all guns blazing,

putting PNG to sleep in front of the packed state-of-the-art stadium.


The visitors scored try after try, as if they were having a training session. The Orchids were down on their haunches, allowing the Jillaroos to capitalize on their lackluster performance and score easy tries. The Australian Jillaroos continued their absolute dominance over the PNG Orchids.


It will take the Orchids some five to ten years to beat the Jillaroos and be on par with them. The Orchids have a lot to work on to improve, in order to match the might of the Jillaroos, the Kiwi Ferns, and the British Lioness, to name a few.

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