Hunters skipper gets 50th cup game award

Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare was present during Tuesday’s training and met the team and staff of the SP PNG Hunters.

He presented skipper Meninga his 50th Cup game award.

Meninga told media that being given the award by Sir Michael just pays off all the hard work he has put into his rugby career over the past three years.

“I made a lot of sacrifices and getting this award from the father of the nation is something I will always remember. After my footy career, I will have a story to tell.”

Wales captain Jones set to miss summer Tests

Wales face the Proteas in a one-off Test in the United States before coming up against the Pumas twice, but Jones looks set to be given a rest.

"I don't think he will go on tour in the summer," Wales head coach Gatland said after his side's Six Nations win over France.

"It is about us managing him over the next 18 months.

"We have got a plan in place for him over the next year or so in terms of the amount of games he plays for the Ospreys and for us.

"He is very important for us and we need to keep him fresh."

American Airlines captain dead after falling ill during flight

The aircraft's co-pilot took control of the plane after the captain became incapacitated, and landed safely at Syracuse Hancock International Airport shortly after 7am.

The plane, an Airbus A320, was en route from Phoenix to Boston when it was diverted to Syracuse in response to the medical emergency.

"Unfortunately, our pilot passed away," American Airlines said in a statement. "We are incredibly saddened by this event, and we are focused on caring for our pilot's family and colleagues."