This was confirmed by Competition Manager of the PNG NRLC, Stanley Hondina at a press conference today held at the National Football Stadium.
“This is in compliance with our Competitions Operations Manual to have all finals in neutral venues,” said Hondina.
Hondina added the grand final of the Digicel Cup is scheduled for Saturday September 9 at the PNG Football Stadium.
“It will be played on September 9 because the next day on Sunday September 10, the SP Hunters will host the major semi-final at the National Football Stadium.
‘The Digicel Cup is the biggest rugby league national competition in the country. It has its own following so we decided against playing the grand final as a curtain raiser to the Hunters major semi-final at the NFS.
“These are big games for the Digicel Cup and Intrust Super Cup so that’s why we are separating them.
“So we are advising all our valued supporters and fans of these dates well in advance so plan accordingly,” said Hondina.