In a press conference yesterday, manager of the PNG NRLC, Stanley Hondina, said with the conclusion of round 14, the points table speaks volumes of the tough games that have been played over 14 weekends.
To further ensure a smooth running of the game, the National Rugby League Competition has put some systems in place to collect and keep records.
“We have a sporting software that loads all team sheets, team lists and scoring of the game sheets,” said Hondina.
He further explained the system used by referees and linesmen to award the player of the year.
“The best and fairest gets 3 points, while another gets 2 and 1 respectively. And then we keep a record of the points cumulatively over the season so after round 14, we have the names of a couple of players who are up at the top.”
At the end of the season, the player of the year is awarded – which is a first for the competition.
Currently, Frank Joe from Waghi Tumbe is leading the best and fairest player ladder with 22 points.
Trailing after him are Lae Snax Tigers’ Joshua Joe and Enga Mioks’ Kokote Supa with 16 points each.
Meantime, out of the 10 teams in the Digicel Cup, Enga Mioks are leading the race with 22 points.
Hot on their heels are the Agmark Rabaul Gurias with 21 points while Waghi Tumbe are currently ranked third with 19.
(Stanley Hondina – PNG NRLC manager)