To celebrate International Women’s Day this week we talk to journalist and broadcaster Joanna Lester about her amazing film ‘Power Meri’, which charts the rise of women’s rugby league in Papua New Guinea and follows the national team, the Orchids, to the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. It’s an incredible story about rugby league in PNG communities and how it has helped in the fight against women’s oppression. For more on the history of rugby and the other football codes, take a look at (which also has show notes and links for this episode) and follow me on Twitter at @collinstony.

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