Brent Tate

Cowboy’s Matt Scott to lead Trukai Fun Run

Currently sidelined with injury, Scott will add an extra sprinkle of stardust to an already impressive roster of sporting celebrities at the Trukai Fun Run.

Scott will lead as the 2017 Trukai Fun Run Ambassador on Sunday June 11 at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

He will be joined by another Cowboys favourite, retired Australian and Queensland centre/winger, Brent Tate.

The duo will also have alongside them SP Hunters players and Team PNG athletes.

Storm will win: Tate

Tate represented Queensland and Australian with Storm captain Cameron Smith, and he believes Smith's ability to deliver when his side needs it most will ultimately result in premiership glory. 

Tate also has experience with Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy, playing for the Brisbane Broncos when Bellamy was still an assistant coach at the club in 2001 and 2002.

League star says PNG has plenty of talent for NRL

He said that players like Ray Thompson and James Segeyaro were two good examples of the type of athletes PNG produces.

“PNG has unbelievable athletes. I’ve played against PNG and you know you’ve had a real game of rugby league when you wake up the next morning bruised and feeling sore after playing the Kumuls."

Tate said the Hunters making the finals this season goes to show how much rugby league has improved in the country.


PNG Loop's 5@5

Pala freed on K6, 000 bail
The Waigani District Court this afternoon allowed an urgent bail application for Attorney General and Justice Minister Ano Pala.

League star stresses importance of education

Speaking this morning to the students of Badihagwa Secondary and Hagara Primary in Port Moresby, Tate explained to the students that education and sports go hand in hand.

"My coach Wayne Bennett was always big on education and told us we had to finish school first before we could play for the Broncos.

"That is why it is important to go to school and learn to read and write. So you can read and understand the game plan before a sports game,’’ said Tate.

Tate then carried the NRL premiership trophy around to the excited students for them to see and touch it.

NRL Premiership trophy arrives on PNG soil

The Provan-Summons trophy arrived this afternoon in Port Moresby accompanied by three officials of the 2015 NRL premiers  team, the North Queensland Cowboys.

Former Cowboys, State Of Origin Queensland and Australian representative Brent Tate proudly showed off  the trophy at the airport after walking out of the arrival launching.

The public at the airport including passengers, security guards and airport staff rushed over to get a glimpse and feel of the trophy.