Central Dabaris

Dabari’s finals hope fades

However, the Gas Resources sponsored side find themselves outside the top six with just one match remaining for the regular season before finals are played.

Dabaris entered Lae Rugby League Oval yesterday for round 15 match sitting on 7th position, just outside top six with an aim to grab a win.  

For the entirety of the match, the men from Central Province put up a strong fight to back up their win from the previous weekend but the Muruks showed their class to walk away with extra two points when the contest ended 22- 18 in favour of Muruks.

Pride meet Dabaris in trial

EMK Sepik Pride Chairman Bradley Simon, when confirming the trial match, said they have brought their possible strongest side yet as this will be their last trial match before their maiden round one clash against PRK Gulf Isou on April 16, at the Santos National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Simon said their four elite players in Captain Wartovo Puara jnr, prop Francis Kembis, gun centre Joe Frank and former Gurias Captain Francis Takai, are part of their first 17 for tomorrow's trial.

Dabaris 9s head to quarter finals

Pool A; running first is Marshall Bugs with 6 points and running second is Bese Eels on 4 points.

In Pool B; Buria Reds leads on 6 points and GGK trailing on second with 4 points. Pool C, Koiari Gogeas 1 with 6 points and Minaru Storms with 3 points.

In Pool D, Zivago with 6 points and running on second spot is 24 Miles with 4 points. For Pool E; the MB Knights are leading with 6 points and in second place is Tubusereia Sharks on 4 points.

Dabaris 9s to host 4th season

It is expected to be played across the entire central province in 13 zones before the winners come to Port Moresby for the finals in early February.

The tournament is structured to bring the competition right down to remotest Central to allow for more village based teams to participate rather than just Moresby based.

This annual offseason tournament is sponsored by Goodman Fielder International through its Skel Rice brand. It is targeted to identify and expose more new talent from rural Central who could potentially be scouted into the Central Dabaris team.

PNG Air continues support to Dabaris

As the official airline partner of the Dabaris Rugby Club, the airline provides flights and logistical support for the team to their games outside of Port Moresby.

PNG Air recognizes that sport plays a key role in development, and are proud to support the Central Dabaris rugby club in their endeavours to promote the sport throughout the nation.

The agreement was signed today with representation from both organisations. 

Dabaris Tame Vipers

The Dabaris bravery in their defense had forced the Vipers into many errors. The Central team is not all about skill, speed and agility but with good attitude and having pride in the jersey.

After competition front-runners, Agmark Gurias overwhelmed them the week before. It was a big ask for the Steven Gunua-coached side to regroup quickly for the Round 8 clash against Port Moresby Vipers.

Vipers appeared to be struggling for some midway through the season had all their big guns on deck to intimidate the lighter Dabaris pack but to no avail.

PNG Air, Dabaris Renew Partnership

The airline has been supporting the Dabaris since 2019, from when the club was formed into the competition. The Dabaris are representatives and ambassadors of Central Province.

With the development pathways established for up and coming players in the province and a strong following of fans and supporters, PNG Air is proud to support the rugby league franchise as it grows in the PNGNRL Competition.

Agarobe 9s Delayed

After regular dialogue between the Governor’s Office and the Pandemic Controllers Office, a decision was made in consultation with all zone coordinators to further delay the rugby league tournament.

Program Coordinator, Indy Verena said they had decided to reschedule the 9s challenge to kick off on 28th of February and end on 4th March.

The tournament, now into its second year running is an initiative of Central Governor, Robert Agarobe to engaged youths from rural Central to come out and expose raw rugby league talent.

Agarobe 9s Set For Kick-Off

The tournament, now into its 2nd year, will be played across the 14 LLGs within the Central Province, in a round robin format with the top 2 from each zone, to qualify for the finals.

The annual challenge was an initiative of Central Governor Robert Agarobe to engage youths in rural Central, to participate and identify raw talent.

The tournament is part of the Central Government’s three main pillars which are Agriculture, Tourism and Sports.

Dabaris jersey launch

This was witnessed today when Central Governor Robert Agarobe officiated at the team’s jersey launch and presentation ceremony.

The small but significant jersey launch and presentation took place today at the Central Provincial Government office Konedobu, Port Moresby.

Present were Central Governor Robert Agarobe, Dabaris Board members and the players.

The ceremony reaffirmed the Governor’s commitment to supporting the local rugby league franchise as part of his government’s strategic development plans which include Agriculture and Tourism.