March 29, 2022
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Bulikula vies for spot in women's RLWC

Fiji Bulikula will have to battle for a place ahead of the expanded women's competition at the 2025 Rugby League World Cup in France.
 
The 2025 World Cup in France will feature 16 women's teams - a doubling from the eight competing in England at the end of this season - and for the first time in the women's tournament, nations will need to qualify.
 
NRL.com reports that all eight nations taking part in this year's World Cup will automatically qualify but other countries need to secure their places through regional qualification, with each region awarded a number of places.
 
Asia-Pacific has been allocated six places but with Australia, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in this year’s World Cup, there are only two spots remaining.
 
Two spot remain for grabbing while Samoa and Tonga are the the two other women's team vying for a spot. 
 
Fiji Bulikula defeated the PNG Orchids 28-0 in the 2019 mid-year Test and lost 22-14 to the Australian PM's XIII at the end of the same season.
 
Tonga and Samoa played in a double-header in Auckland at the end of the 2020 season, with Tonga beating Niue 66-8 and Samoa going down 28-8 to the Kiwi Ferns. 
 
Eels stars Sereana Naitokatoka and Taina Naividi and Dragons pair Talei Holmes and Aleti Namoce-Sagono are among the NRLW players eligible for Fiji.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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