Vanuatu to host first Women’s rugby match

vanuatu-host-first-women-rugby-matchTHE Mele Fields on Efate will host history this weekend the first Women’s Rugby League match to take place in Vanuatu.

The match, between the newly formed Port Vila Powerhouse and Mele Eels Women’s teams, will mark the first time a competitive game of Women’s Rugby League has taken place in Vanuatu, and is hoped to set the foundations for the formation of a domestic competition.

Women’s Rugby League has become a focus for the Vanuatu Rugby League following the addition of the Women’s discipline to the Pacific Games Charter, meaning Women’s Nines will be offered at future Pacific Games in addition to the Men’s nine-a-side competition.

– Asia Pacific Rugby League Federation