POMRFL season two weeks behind schedule

The Port Moresby Rugby Football League (POMRFL) 2017 season is two weeks behind schedule.

A frustrated POMRFL Administrator, Meke Maino said the delay has been caused by clubs failing to pay player registration as well as referees not registering.

“Only five out the fourteen affiliated clubs have paid registration for their players-Tarangau, Butterflies, Hawks, Paga Panthers and Brothers. The rest have yet pay up.

“To the referees, only three out of thirty-eight have paid the K50 registration to officiate this season.

“Because of this, our season is two weeks behind schedule. We can’t run a competition with unregistered players and referees,” said Maino.

Maino added he will consult with POMRFL Chairman, Dr James Naipao today, and a decision will be made whether to push the starting date of the season back by another week.

“Round one was supposed to kick off tomorrow but this may be rescheduled. I’m really disappointed with this,” said Maino.

Troy Taule