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Avid traveller Kirra Dibb eager to deliver key social change

Rising star Kirra Dibb is an avid traveller who plans to take on the world one day so it's fitting that she's using her breakout rugby league season to discover her latest visit overseas.

Dibb joined her Prime Minister's XIII teammates for a community visit at a local high school in Fiji on Wednesday as part of the side's preparations for Friday afternoon's clash at ANZ Stadium.

Both the women's, men's and Australian Defence Force sides are using the trip to help spread main social key messages to students of all ages with a program specifically focused around stopping violence against women and children in the country.

"I think it was really important for the women's team to be here and show that in Australia we are granted an equal opportunity to play for their country and to represent the nation and what we stand for," Dibb said.

"The kids and staff seemed to take us in. The kids seemed to enjoy it. The girls were a little bit sceptical at first but once they got involved they loved it too. It was an awesome experience.

"We did some little passing drills, taught them about the ruck. Just some basic drills."

The 22-year-old has had a breakout season since returning to the game this season and was reduced to tears earlier in the week when she was called into the Jillaroos squad for the World Nines tournament and the Trans-Tasman Test match on October 25.

She jokes in-between university and rugby league she's been unable to hold onto a job, sometimes staying at her teammates' places this year to make ends meet with both commitments.

Financially, rugby league payments have been helping her get by.

"It's been a whirlwind year and I'm just enjoying the ride," Dibb said.

"Coming back into rugby league I didn't think by the end of the season I would be representing Australia and right now travelling with the PM's team and working with the game to deliver messages.

"The girls have been awesome on this trip and we've come together really well considering not everyone knows each other. It's amazing how spending a few days together with things like limited phone access can work in a team environment."

Dibb plans to travel to Singapore and Cambodia once her rugby league commitments dry up in the summer.

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