Thaiday in PNG to support Super 8's

Former Australian Kangaroo Sam Thaiday is in PNG to attend the Eastern Highlands Super 8 Rugby League Tournament in Goroka, this week.

The Queensland Origin Player arrived today and will travel to Goroka tomorrow.

The Eastern Highlands Super 8 Rugby League Tournament is an initiative of Kainantu MP and Minister for Mining, Johnson Tuke.

Thaiday will officiate at the launching of the Super 8’s competition.

The Brisbane Broncos veteran said: “I just want to hopefully give them a few words of advice about education, about being healthy, about being good people within the community, but also enjoying sport, I think that’s a huge factor,” said Thaiday.

“I think it’s a fantastic program.”

The Super 8’s competition is a program between the eight districts of Eastern Highlands with three invitation teams from Chuave, Markham and Usino-Bundi.

It will be launched on 16th January and competition commences on the 18th to 24th .

The competition will involve a 13-a-side competition for men and 9s for females.

The aim of the competition is to unite all districts and address issues affecting youth.

Cedric Patjole