Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Papua New Guinea Rugby League

PNG Rugby Football League fires up for National Championships


The PNGRFL are gearing up for what they believe will be a highly successful and well supported Senior National Championships this weekend in Lae.

Kato Otio and PNGRFL CEO Brad Tassell

PNG Rugby League announces two additions to PM13 squad

Date: 26/9/14

An additional two players have been added to the PNG PM13 squad for the upcoming match against the PM13 Kangaroos in Kokopo.

The inclusions have been brought in to replace Wellington Albert and Luke Page who are unavailable for the PM13 and Tonga Tests.

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PNG rugby league foundation national elite schoolboys international tour a success


The PNG RL Foundations National Elite U16 & U18 teams returned home after a successfulInternational tour. The 8-day tour saw the PNG teams play 4 matches in 6 days against top quality Club and Schoolboy teams in Brisbane. The U16’s team won 2 matches out of their 4 with the U18 winning 3 of their 4 tour matches.

2013 Rugby League Digicel Cup

PNGRL’s Digicel Cup gets K3m sponsorship investment from Digicel

Date: 10/4/13

Digicel Cup will be officially launched this Thursday April 11th. The first games of the year will kick off this coming Sunday the 14th of April.

Papua New Guinea’s premier sport-rugby league has better days to come thanks to Digicel PNG’s support as the Naming Rights sponsor of the competition for the next three years.

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Papua New Guinea RFL deputy chairman to attend RLWC2013

Date: 17/10/13

PNGRFL Deputy Chairman Sandis Tsaka has been confirmed today as the travelling representative of the PNGRFL to the 2013 World Cup in the UK.

Interim PNGRFL CEO Brad Tassell said it was a requirement that all National bodies have at least one representative;

Papua New Guinea

2013 Prime Minister’s XIII match with Australia and PNG scheduled for 29th September

By Richard Cowley, Date: 19/3/13

According to the Papua New Guinea newspaper the Post Courier, the annual Prime Minister's XIII match between Papua New Guinea PM XIII - Australia PM XIII will take place at the end of the regular NRL season on the 29th of September.

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Air Niugini releases PNG rugby league world cup supporters tour packages

Date: 20/8/13

Air Niugini has today released packages for PNG supporters to cheer on their Team Kumul squad at the Rugby League World Cup in the UK in October.

PNGRFL Interim CEO Brad Tassell said the packages were well priced and offered a range of options to PNG supporters wishing to travel to the World Cup;

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This page was updated 14/3/14

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

PNG Kumuls

Meninga open letter to PNG Kumuls supporters

Date: 31/10/13

We’re hurting. The game on Sunday was heart wrenching, heart breaking but chock full of heart. The dressing room afterwards was so downhearted; it was so hard to come with the right words to soften the pain of a narrow loss.