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Pio hoping to send latest jersey off a winner

While most rugby league players have a section of their wardrobe dedicated to old jerseys, Eels forward Christian Pio has found another use for her collection that keeps her connected to home.

The 22-year-old Samoan product from is a pioneer of the evolving NRLW pathways system, earning her first rugby league jersey for the St Clair Comets at 15. 

As she came through the ranks, so too did the number of jerseys she owned, prompting her to decide what was next with them.

“Mum was always asking me what I wanted to do with all my jerseys, so I decided to send them back to my family in Samoa,” Pio told

“I know that they’re always watching and supporting me from back home so I know how much it means for to them to have a few jerseys.

“When I see photos of my family back in the village, I’ll see one of my cousins running around in the background with a St Marys jumper on…


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