SIRL stands with West Papua

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Rugby league players and officials posing for a team photo after the international rugby league test match in Honiara over the weekend…Photo Taromane Martin.
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By Taromane Martin

THE Solomon Islands Sollies and Vanuatu national rugby league teams have shown team solidarity with the plight of Melanesian brothers from West Papua.

Both national teams showed their support after their international rugby league test match held here in Honiara over the weekend.

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“We know West Papua has a rugby league team and SIRL is making an open invitation that we want to host them here in Honiara

“We want to bring out the West Papua flag here since the governments of both countries stand in solidarity with our Melanesian brothers,” Sollies Team Captain Rex Horoi said.

Vanuatu Team Captain James Wood also shared the same sentiments saying West Papua shares a common bond with Vanuatu and Solomon Islands being, Melanesians adding it would be great to also see them joining in this test matches.

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