OSL records over K1 billion Q3 Revenue

Managing Director, Peter Botten, announced this in the company’s third quarter report for 2018.

The record is a result of increased production; higher LNG, gas and liquids sales and higher realized LNG and gas prices

Highlights from the quarter covering production and sales include:

Digicel Cup round five in POM, Highlands

At the Oil Search National Football Stadium, the Agmark Rabaul Gurias will meet the NCDC Port Moresby Vipers at 1:30pm.

This will be followed by the 3:30pm clash between the Kroton Hela Wigmen and PRK Gulf Isou.

Up in the Highlands, the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis host the visiting Chimbu Warriors at the National Sports Institute in Goroka.

To Minj, Giru Waghi Tumbe have a date with the Snax Lae Tigers and the EPG Enga Mioks and PRK Mendi Muruks will clash at Aipus Oval inWabag.

All matches in the Highlands will start at 2pm.

Round 8 NRL team lists

St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters, Wednesday 4.10pm at Allianz Stadium

Dragons: 1 Matthew Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale, 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack De Belin

Interchange: 14 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Jacob Host

Reserves: 18 Hame Sele, 19 Zachary Lomax, 20 Mitchell Allgood, 21 Reece Robson

Wins to Wigmen, Vipers, Mioks, Lahanis & Gurias

At the Oil Search National Football Stadium in the nation's capital, the Vipers caused an upset beating the Snax Lae Tigers 18-14.

In the second match, the Wigmen were too strong for the Chimbu Warriors beating them 26-6.

Up in the Highlands, the Mioks def. Giru Waghi Tumbe 10-4 and the Lahanis def. PRK Mendi Muruks 24-10. 

To Kokopo, the Gurias thumped PRK Gulf Isou 26-4.

The recruitment decisions that turned the NRL on its head

The same goes for St George Illawarra, Wests Tigers and Newcastle, who are all flying high at or near the top of the Telstra Premiership ladder after failing to make the NRL finals in recent seasons.

The success of the unbeaten Warriors and Dragons, coupled with that of the Tigers, Sydney Roosters, Gold Coast and Knights, highlights how a strategically targeted recruitment plan can dramatically change the fortunes of an NRL club.


Hunters in 10th place after round five

Out of five games, the Hunters have only won two, which have been home games. The defending premiers are yet to win away, having lost all three games.

This has put them on four competition points with a points difference of -14.

Round six will see the Hunters play away this weekend against the Redcliffe Dolphins at Dolphin Stadium, Australia. The match will start at 6pm.

The current standings:

Sharks score hard-earned win over Storm

It turned out to be a very Good Friday for the Sharks. It was their first win at home for 2018 as they broke even for the season - two wins and two losses.

Even more tellingly they managed to frustrate an uncharacteristically error-prone Melbourne, who did not cross the Sharks line all night, though Ryan Hoffman was held up in the 33rd minute.

The last time the Storm were held try-less was also at the hands of the Sharks, 11-2 in round six last year at AAMI Park.

Marum makes two big changes

These were the two big changes announced by SP Hunters coach, Michael Marum this week ahead of Sunday’s round four clash against the Tweed Heads Seagulls at the Oil Search National Football Stadium.

Adam Korave returns to the side after sitting out last weekend due to concussion and will start at prop.

Baundo Aba and Julius Yakopa have been named on the extended bench and will become Hunter #61 and #62 if they are named in the final 17.

The 20 man squad (three to be omitted): 

1. Stargroth AMEAN

2. Edene GABBIE

3. Adex WERA

155 nominations received

“This is a fantastic number,” said Ronnie Mea, from the PNGSF, who is also a member of the SP Sports Awards Committee.

“But it is with no surprise as 2017 recorded a number of international sporting achievements in a number of codes.”

This year, the OSEP Sports Official of the Year category collected the highest number of nominations.

Mea said 21 nominations were received for 12 sports officials.

All nominations are now with the PNGSF.

Records smashed at Swimming Champs

Three age records were taken over the weekend by our 2018 Commonwealth Games swimmers in the 17 year age bracket.  

Leonard Kalate swam two 17-year-age records in his preferred stroke of Breaststroke: 50 Breaststroke 31.14 previously held by Ryan Maskelyne 31.34 set in 2016 and the 100m Breaststroke 1:08.60 previously held by Ashley Seeto 1:12.41 set in 2005, while his teammate Josh Tarere swam a fast 50m freestyle clocking 24.93, taking Andrew Vele’s 17 year age record 25.61 which has stood since 1991.

Seven Individual PNG Masters records were also swum.