Brisbane Broncos are heading to Papua New Guinea as they seek to garner the most elite preparation possible for their upcoming NRLW title defence.
Kelvin Wright has named an injury-hit squad of 22 contenders for the three-stop PNG series as the Broncos seek to state their claim for a second straight league trophy.
"It's good to finally be able to run out and play a game, we have got a few injuries so it's a big opportunity for the new and some of or younger players," Wright told NRL.com.
"The Orchids have put together a great team and any chance to put together what you've been practising we'll take at this point."
Wright has big shoes to fill in replicating the success of last season's gaffer Paul Dyer, who moved into a more strategic overseeing role at the Broncos.
But so far the highly-rated boss is positive about the transition.
"It's a busy schedule with a couple of functions to attend but great to be able to spend some time in PNG ahead of the NRLW season," he said.
"All the players are coming off big seasons so we've just got to make sure we get a lot of the girls right but everything has been going along well."