Saturday 22nd June 2019, 0:00am

Leichardt Oval, Sydney, Australia
Women's International Friendlies



Roela Radiniyavuni 0' Asena Rokomarama 27' Ateca Leiyamo 31' Asipau Mafi 50' Roela Radiniyavuni 57'


Patricia Raikadroka (4)


Match Report

Fiji Bulikula have celebrated their maiden women's international debut in style with 28-0 victory over the Papua New Guinea Orchids at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday.

The Fijian women's national side, named after the golden cowrie shell, raced out to a 12-0 lead in the first half with two converted tries.

It was a disastrous start for the Orchids from the opening kick-off with confusion under the high ball handing Fiji an early opportunity to attack.

The Bulikula created a healthy overlap on the right edge to send Roela Radiniyavuni over for a 4-0 lead.

Fiji halfback Patricia Raikadroka made the sideline conversion look easy with a monster kick sailing over the black dot.

The Orchids muscled up in response and looked certain to score minutes later, when Jacobetha Wake danced down the sideline before being bundled into touch by a strong hit from Fijian utility Josephine Maejiirs.