2017

Clubs yet to pay player registration

Administrator of the POMRFL, Meke Maino said there are clubs who haven’t paid up the fee to register their players in the men’s A grade and U20 plus the women’s division.

“Club registration is no problem. It’s the player registration. If you’re not registered, you can’t take the field and if you do, your team will be forfeited.

“The season was supposed to kick off this weekend. The board will meet this week and come up with a decision on the new date on when the season will start” said Maino.

 

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Knights 'far better' in 2017

‌But Newcastle believe there were signs in the 26-22 defeat to the Warriors on Sunday which suggest they are a much-improved side this time around.

"I thought we showed that we are certainly a far better football team than last year," coach Nathan Brown said.

MRDC 9s completes day one of competition

In the men’s pool results from today, Brothers (1) def. Paga Panthers (1) 10-8, Kone Storms (1) def. Souths (1) 16-4, Magani (1) def. Kone Tigers (1) 18-12, Souths (2) def. Paga Panthers (2) 10-8, Hohola Flies (1) def. Butterflies (1) 8-4, Ril Road Siders def. Tarangau (1) 10-4 and Hawks (1) drew with Wests (1) 10-10.

In the women’s pool matches, Paga Panthers def. Sisters 12-8 and Souths def. Magani 18-0.

Games will resume tomorrow at 10am with Dobo Warriors (1) to play newcomers Komara Akua to start day two off.

Motu Koitabu RL calling on teams to register for 2017 competition

President of the MKRLA, Pipi Dai Boe said the season proper competition will start in March 2017 explaining this was set in account of important factors mainly the availability of a proper playing field and major expenditures.

“All Motu Koita villages within NCD and Central Province are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Stage 1 level competition which is in an inter-village format.

National Soccer League kick-off set back to April

The decision was made after a meeting with the PNG Football Association Emergency Committee and the NSL interim committee.

The Emergency Committee had decided to defer the kick off date from 18 February to 29 April due to two reasons:

1)         Participation of Lae City Dwellers and Madang FC in the OFC Champions League.

2)         Participation of the PNG senior men’s national team in the FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The PNGFA Emergency Committee stated that Lae City Dwellers and Madang FC have confirmed their participation in the NSL this season.

Boas believes Hunters can go one step further

After making the top six last season, the Hunters were knocked out in the first week of the finals after losing 18-12 to the Sunshine Coast Falcons at the National Football Stadium.

 “I didn’t expect to be named the captain for this season. But as one of the senior players in the team, it will be an honor.

“Thank you to the coach and management for your trust in me. I may be the captain but everyone in the team is a leader by their own rights.

Cricket PNG announces new National Selection Panel

The four-man NSP will be led by Daniel Faunt (Chairman of Selectors) with Taunao Vai (Selector), Navu Maha (Selector) and Dipak Patel (Head Coach/Selector) making up the panel. 

Faunt, Vai and Patel were retained in the NSP from last year, with Maha the only new member of the NSP.

Maha is a former Hebou PNG Barramundis captain and was the team manager for the International Cricket Council World Cricket League Championship matches against Kenya in the country last year.

SP Hunters 2017 season launched

Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL), representatives from the Rugby League World Cup 2017, sponsors, stakeholders and supporters all turned up to the brew kettle at SP Brewery despite the heavy downpour to witness the event.

Managing Director of SP Brewery, Stan Joyce since the inception of the company back in 1952, SP has been a very keen supporter of rugby league in the country.

“We do that because it unites the nation in a way that no other sport does.

“This will be the beginning of what will be a very very exciting season.

Eight clubs confirmed for 2017 season

Administrator of the POMRFL, Meke Maino said Wests, Tarangau, Hohola Flies, Paga Panthers, Dobo Warriors, Brothers, Butterflies and Souths paid the K1, 000 affiliation fee before the deadline on Wednesday this week.

“These are the clubs which brought their receipts to me and I have it on record.

“Six clubs are yet to pay up. All clubs must pay their affiliation fee plus submit their operations and financial report which is equally important,” said Maino.

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Wisil launches into 2017 after four months training

There has been little rest after the Rio Olympics for Wisil as she sets out on her quest to reach new heights this year.

Wisil began on January 7 with a timing of 11.49s for the 100m in Brisbane.

She then travelled to Canberra last weekend hoping to race Australia’s Melissa Breen but that outing ended in disappointment when Breen withdrew from the event for personal reasons.

Some confusion then occurred with officials trying to put Wisil into a mixed race with male runners which was not what Wisil and her coach Tony Fairweather wanted.