Newspaper article concerns PNGRFL chairman

The PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) chairman has expressed concern and disappointment over a newspaper publication regarding unconfirmed Hunters matches.

Chairman Sandis Tsaka said no official statement was released by the PNGRFL with regards to any SP PNG Hunters pre-season trial matches against any clubs whatsoever.

However, a newspaper reporter, who was aware of a private discussion by the PNGRFL and Hunters Coach Michael Marum on arrangements for trial matches, went on to publish unconfirmed and an unauthorised article on Wednesday, 22nd November.

The Chairman expressed concern that such unauthorised announcements have the potential to derail discussions between PNGRFL and outside clubs.

He further appealed to the media to have understanding and patience when reporting on such matters.

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Sophie Yaruso