Jonah Lomu Cup

Envoy will push for NZ to fund PNG sports

During the launching of the Jonah Lomu Cup in Port Moresby, Fautua said he will make strong representation for PNG to be included in the NZ$10 million (K20 million) Pacific Sports Partnership Program (PSP).

The PSP is focused on the development of rugby and netball in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.

However, Fautua says PNG has to prove to itself and to the region that it is worthy of starting something that will develop the sport and the country.

Jonah Lomu Legacy Cup launched

The Jonah Lomu Legacy Cup, a tournament earmarked to change the landscape of rugby development in the country, was officially launched last night in Port Moresby.

The brainchild of the New Zealand High Commission and the Capital Rugby Union (CRU), the concept follows from a memorial service held on November 18th, 2015.

The relationship, developed from then on, has now blossomed into a rugby tournament that aims to keep the memories of the former All Black international alive and change the PNG rugby landscape.