Team-mates fac­ing off in in­vi­ta­tional match

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RUGBY LEAGUE

RUGBY league team-mates Pia Poid, Shanay Tay­lor and Ade­line Poid will face off against each other this week­end as they take part in the an­nual Mackay All Stars ver­sus South Sea Is­lan­ders in­vi­ta­tional team this week­end in Mackay.

The trio of girls play club foot­ball for Broth­ers in the Mackay women’s com­pe­ti­tion but this week­end Pia and Ade­line Poid will line up for the South Sea Is­lan­der team while Shanay Tay­lor will run out for the All Stars.

“It’s a great way to fin­ish the sea­son and we have some rel­a­tives back in Mackay who we will be play­ing against which is al­ways fun,” Ade­line Poid said.

“We all played for Broth­ers this sea­son and were trav­el­ling down ev­ery fort­night un­til the com­pe­ti­tion was called off late in the year due to lack of num­bers. It will be weird play­ing against Shanay but I will have to try and cream her,” she added with a laugh.

The game will cap off a suc­cess­ful sea­son for the girls with Ade­line pick­ing up the best back award at the Broth­ers pre­sen­ta­tion night.

The match is be­ing held in Mackay to com­mem­o­rate 150 years of the Black Bird­ing pe­riod in Aus­tralia, where peo­ple from Van­u­atu, Solomon Is­lands and other Pa­cific na­tions were brought to Aus­tralia to work in re­gional towns mainly in the sugar cane in­dus­try.

The ladies game kicks of at 4pm on Satur­day at Vir­gin Aus­tralia Sta­dium be­fore the main game at 6.30pm be­tween the na­tional teams of Van­u­atu and Solomon Is­lands.

LEAGUE GIRLS: Rugby league play­ers Pia Poid, Shanay Tay­lor and Ade­line Poid are look­ing for­ward to play­ing in the Mackay All Stars verse South Sea Is­lands in­vi­ta­tional team in Mackay this week­end.

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