PNGRFL says thank you to supporters

The Papua New Guinea Rugby League Football League has said thank you to the country for the overwhelming support received for the PNG LNG Kumuls historic two point win over Fiji Bati.

Chairman of the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka said he was humbled to learn of the overwhelming support given to the Kumuls team, the coach Michael Marum and his support staff.

 “I visited the dressing room after the win on Saturday night and the boys were really excited and appreciated the congratulations I conveyed to them on behalf of every supporter of our PNG LNG Kumuls.

“Skipper David Mead in his usual soft spoken character asked me to convey his thanks and those of his team mates to each and every one for your support, well wishes and prayers,” said Tsaka.

He went on to thank sponsors, partners and stake-holders for their continuous support for the Kumuls.

 “PNGRFL is proud to be in partnership with them and the win by the PNG LNG Kumuls has raised the support and belief to another level.

“It has really united us all and I want to thank all sponsors on behalf of the players, coaching staff, their families and all our supporters across the country and Pacific,” said Tsaka.

Tsaka also extended his appreciation to everyone in Sydney for their hospitality and support to the team during their preparations leading up to the game, during the game and post- match.

“The red black and gold supporters cheering on the Kumuls was unbelievable and really made me proud as chairman of PNG Rugby League.

I wish to also thank the media here in PNG as well as overseas for their positive coverage of our beloved PNG LNG Kumuls,” said Tsaka.

Meanwhile, Tsaka said the International Rugby League Board will issue a statement once the calendar is confirmed that will advise for any upcoming matches for the Kumuls.


Troy Taule