Sunday, September 26, 2021

Ipatas Cup rugby league competition grows in Papua New Guinea

By Richard Cowley, Date: 23/1/13

According to the PNG Post Courier the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup rugby league competition will break all records with a total of 84 teams from 21 provinces scheduled to take part in 2013.

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Big month for Papua New Guinea as World Cup preparations start

By Richard Cowley, Date: 15/1/13

Papua New Guinea are not taking the 2013 Rugby League World Cup lightly if their activity in February is anything to go by. While other rugby league nations are focusing on the start of their domestic competitions Papua New Guinea are battle hardening their locally based international players.

Papua New Guinea PM XIII 18 Australian PM XIII 24

By Richard Cowley, Date: 24/9/12

The PNG PM XIII's put on a brave display of rugby league taking the Australian's all the way in the annual PM XIII's clash in Port Moresby yesterday.

PNG prepare to take on Australia

By Richard Cowley, Date: 20/9/12

Adrian Lam has had only one week to prepare the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII team. But this won't stop the Kumuls in pulling out all stops to beat Australia this Sunday.

Adrian Lam returns to assist as PNG PMXIII squad is announced

By Richard Cowley, Date: 14/9/12

In what could be a big coup for Papua New Guinea as they continue preparations for the World Cup Adrian Lam will return as coach of the Kumuls for their Prime Minister XIII's clash against Australia.

Papua New Guinea 2012 Digicel Cup concludes and focus turns to PM XIII’s

By Richard Cowley, Date: 11/9/12

PNG's premier rugby league competition the 2012 Digicel Cup came to an end on the weekend.

PNG – Schoolboys league fever hits town

Source: The National

By KEVIN PAMBA, Date: 20/7/12

THE PNG NRL Bid’s schoolboy rugby league fever has hit Madang, with the resort town starting a competition for eight schools last month.

Madang Rugby League administrator Mark Sagho said on Sunday the schoolboys competition was an arrangement between the PNG NRL Bid and the schools.

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Foundation Year - 1975

International Team - Kumuls

Highest finish in World Cup - Quarter Final (2000)

Top level domestic competition - The Digicel Cup consist of 10 teams:  Season runs from May to October. Click here for the 2013 Digicel Cup draw

2008 Rugby League World Cup

Ten best teams in 2007 look towards the 2008 RLWC

By Richard Cowley, 23/12/2007

The final qualifiers for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup finished up in November. Australia, New Zealand, England, France and Papua New Guinea automatically qualified. The remaining five spots have seen 14 teams compete in the qualifying rounds over the last 2 years. The end result will see arguably the best 10 rugby league nations in the World battle it out in next years World Cup.