Kuk has become the latest signing for the Brisbane Broncos and will play her first match in the brown and yellow jersey in a double header at Suncorp Stadium.

She is also the first PNG female to sign an NRL Women's contract.


Absolutely stoked to be the First ever Papua New Guinean Female to sign an NRL Contract. So proud to say that I have signed with the Brisbane Broncos for the upcoming Womens NRL Competition. I couldn’t think of a better place to make my announcement than back home in PNG in front of my people. It was also the announcement of Oil Search PNG Orchids and The Brisbane Broncos Historic Partnership and announcing a trial match between the PNG Orchids and Brisbane Broncos Women’s Team. What an exciting time to be a PNG Female and be involved in rugby league. Bring on the rest of the year 🇵🇬🇵🇬🐴🐴 @brisbanebroncos @qldmaroons @png_rugby_league @pngrflkumuls @officialpnghunters @grassskirtproject @axelleratesports #BronxNation #BrisbaneBroncos #OilSearch #PNGOrchids #WomenInLeague #WomensNRL #CreatingHistory #TheBestIsYetToCome #HowGoodIsFooty

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The match will serve as a final hitout for the NRLW side ahead of their opening match the following week.

Kuk, who is 23-year-old, recently started for Queensland in the inaugural State of Origin clash and is looking forward to the clash.

"I am thrilled to be able to wear the Brisbane Broncos colours and run out on Suncorp Stadium," she said.

The match is part of a new Player Pathway supported by Oil Search Limited and the Oil Search Foundation alongside its initiatives to champion women's rights and empowerment throughout PNG.

The Broncos NRLW team will participate in community visits throughout PNG and support PNGRFL in promoting key anti-domestic violence and women's empowerment.

The program will also enable Orchids players to experience life as an NRL Women's footballer, accessing Brisbane Broncos NRL Women's coaches, strength and conditioning programs and nutrition.

"We have created a pathway for a select group of PNG Orchids to come and visit the Broncos and train with our NRL Women's team, with the view to one day playing in the NRLW competition", Broncos NRLW CEO Tain Drinkwater said.

The Broncos will travel to PNG in 2019 to play in a trial match against the Orchids as part of the partnership.

The Broncos trial match will take place before the last home game of the regular season (September 2) for the NRL side.