I have decided to issue a statement to clear up some ill informed and derogatory statements made recently in the PNG Media.
The question has been asked after the PM13 match “What about Team Kumul’s performance? What went wrong?”
PNG have named their test squad for the 2015 Pacific Test double header taking place this Saturday 2nd of May on the Gold Coast.
The team is dominated by players from the PNG Hunters who participate in the Queensland Cup competition (Intrust Super Cup).
The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) has announced today the Broadcast rights to the upcoming Team Kumul matches in PNG have been awarded to the National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea (NBC).
The deal will see NBC secure EXCLUSIVE rights to broadcast the matches on both Television and radio for fans across the nation said PNGRFL Interim CEO Brad Tassell:
AN Accreditation Course in Rugby League will be conducted in Kokopo this weekend as the PNGRFL continues its development programs for the game.
Minister for Sport Hon Justin Tkatchenko has today handed over a cheque for K240,000 for upgrades to Kalabond Stadium for PM13 Kangaroos vs. Kumuls match on September 29th.
The cheque was presented to PNGRFL Chairman Don Fox and ENB Governor Ereman Tobaining JNR today and matches kina for kina the contribution also made by Governor Tobaining towards the important match. Team Kumul mentor Mal Meninga was also present to thank the Minister and Governor for their contribution.
The PNG RL Foundations National Elite U16 & U18 teams will start their annual International tour next week, with players arriving in Port Moresby this Sunday for a three day camp ahead of their departure on Wednesday for Brisbane.
The tour, which is fully supported and endorsed by the PNGRFL, will see the teams play 4 matches in 8 days against high quality opposition in Brisbane.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 19/2/13
In line with PNG Rugby League's new strategy, the PNGNRL bid team have now been renamed the PNG Rugby League Foundation.
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.