Time to expose PNG talent

Assistant coach of the NGCB PNG PM’s XIII says tomorrow’s match will provide the opportunity to showcase to the world what PNG’s local league has to offer.

Steven Nightingale said the Digicel Cup competition is getting stronger and more exposure to international events, like the Prime Minister’s XIII, will help build the players up.

“It will be better for the Hunters, better for the Kumuls, and better for the country as a whole,” said Nightingale.

He went on to say the team is prepared for tomorrow.

“Preparation has been good. We have boys from the Tigers and Gurias which make up the core of the team. We just finished from the grand final so still have match fitness.

“The first week was a bit slow, but the boys finally all gelled together.

“Tomorrow’s match will be a stepping stone to produce the next batch of Hunters and Kumuls,” said Nightingale.

Troy Taule