Stats that matter: Round 4

Mixed results for milestone men

PNG Loop's 5 @ 5

PNGDF Unit marks 21st anniversary

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force Long Range Reconnaissance Unit (LRRU) today held an open day at the PNGDF Goldie Depot to celebrate its 21st anniversary.

Unemployed people invited to sign up for jobs

Panthers dominate Knights at Pepper Stadium


Anthony Griffin's men were impressive in the 80-minute performance, scoring seven unanswered tries and keeping the visitors to zero in a dominant showing before they turn their attention to competition leaders the Melbourne Storm next Saturday night. 

It was the second time in 2017 the Panthers kept a team try-less for a game, after their Round 2 showing against the Wests Tigers in Campbelltown. 

Jason Taylor sacked as Tigers coach

Wests Tigers chair Marina Go said the decision was not an easy one for the club to make.

"On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I'd like to thank Jason for his commitment and contribution to the club during his time as head coach," Go said.

"Jason has overseen significant change within the club over the past two seasons and we thank him for his efforts.

"Our position has always been to make sure that the head club's contract is tied to performance and that hasn't changed.

Fighting spirit can define Titans' season

Entering the game under-manned due to an injury crisis, trailing 12-0 after 15 minutes against the competition leaders and then losing a winger for the game after just 17 minutes, a brave Titans defeat would have earned widespread admiration.

But instead the 16 players left standing in various states of physical duress refused to accept any of the excuses at their disposal and went on to record a morale-boosting 26-14 victory.

PNG coaches need to be properly accredited

Australian NRL in country manager Mark Mom said in the game of rugby league these days, in order to improve the actual game you need coaches that are properly accredited.

Australian NRL in PNG is funded under the Australian Government and one of its outcomes is to build a capacity for the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL).

Mom said the Australian NRL must make sure that they have the proper tools to increase coach education.

“We must ensure that PNGRFL has accredited coaches because the focus now in the NRL is how you coach, not what you coach.

Digicel Play increases rugby coverage in PNG

Papua New Guinea's premier Sport Network - TVWAN Action continues to grow its live Rugby coverage in the region by adding two special LIVE event channels on Digicel Play.

Un-interrupted live broadcast of all the NRL matches will remain on TVWAN Action, including special pre-match built-up and post-match analysis. State of Origin, ANZAC Day tests as well as the Rugby League World Cup will also air live on TVWAN Action.

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Rugby league coaches undergo NRL certified accreditation course

The coaching accreditation course is the first stage of a three phase program to achieve a PNGRFL coaching certificate accreditation to the NRL.

Thirty one coaches from the Southern and New Guinea Islands confederates took part in the first clinic from March 6-8 in Port Moresby.

Twenty six coaches from the Highlands and Northern Confederates participated in the second clinic from March 10-12 in Goroka.

Among the participants were 13 former players from the Kumuls, SP Hunters and Digicel Cup, and six women club coaches.

Cornish earns NRL debut with injury-hit Titans

Decimated by injuries the Titans have recalled both Dan Sarginson (knee) and William Zillman (calf) into the starting side but both trained predominantly with the rehab group on Tuesday.