Match will be a celebration of our Melanesian and Pacific heritage

Chairman of the PNG Rugby Football League, Sandis Tsaka says the Melanesian Club Championship match will not only showcase the elite rugby league talent between PNG and Fiji but is also a celebration of our Melanesian and Pacific heritage.

“Hopefully we can build and grow our ‘people to people’ relations through our shared love for rugby league.

“I hope that as both teams assemble in Fiji for the match, that they take some time to appreciate each other’s stories, customs and embrace our common heritage, learn from each other and hopefully form friendships that go beyond the football field and the weekend,” said Tsaka.

Tsaka congratulated the two champion teams – Lae Snax Tigers and Nadi Aviators for making the championships and encouraged them to represent their countries, leagues, supporters, fans and families with pride and honour.

“Great football rivalry will be showcased on the field and will be of the highest standards as we have come to expect from both teams.

“Am sure it will be spectacular and a memorable event for all to enjoy,” said Tsaka.

CEO of the PNGRFL, Reatau Rau said two senior directors, Don Fox and Gwaibo Mairi will represent the PNGRFL and fly to Fiji to watch this weekend’s match.


Troy Taule