Joyce made this statement before presenting a K400,000 sponsorship from SP Brewery to the running of this year’s Digicel Cup.
He said SP is not new to rugby league having been the major sponsor of the SP Intercity Cup as it was known back in the early 1990s.
“Your teams will be playing every weekend and what happens during or after the game is a reflection of your province.
“So rally behind your teams and their opponents and give them all your support and respect,” said Joyce.
Joyce went on to say that spectator violence will not be tolerated this season.
“There is no going back to the old days of intimidation and unacceptable social behaviour.
“If there is anything I can do to make sure that people who perpetrate that type of behaviour are kicked of rugby league, I will because then that’s a good thing.
“ It’s our game. It’s a game we all enjoy. It’s a game to unite communities and not disunite communities,” said Joyce.