The country is also considered one of the most dangerous places for women to live with high rates of domestic violence, although current statistics are hard to find.Ā 

However, Kuk believes that sport can help change these mindsets ingrained into the PNG society.

"I think with things like sport, I guess besides religion, its another thing that brings everyone together and in that way you can use sport to create change and try to change into creating a different mindset," she said.

"It's hard, it's really hard becauseĀ there areĀ so many cultural barriers there but I think it's slowly happening and I'm happy to be a part of that."

Not only that but being able to have female athletes treated like a professional athlete and play the sport fulltime, just like their male counterparts, would be a step in the right direction into helping create change.Ā 

After all, the Orchids are still progressing as a women's rugby league nation compared to that of Australia and New Zealand.Ā 

Up next for the side will be theĀ Pacific Test Invitational at Leichhardt Oval in June which will see the Orchids face Fiji as part of a triple-header with the men's matches.Ā 

"The more experienced and the more games that they can get together, they'll build up for the upcoming World Cup," Kuk said.

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Note: all tickets must be pre-purchased online before the screening.Ā