Digicel Cup

Marum confirms Korave being dropped from Hunters

“Adam has been dropped. I’ve actually spoken to him; he’s had a few problems throughout this year with his family especially.

“As a leader that we saw fit to lead the boys around the park all of this year, I think he didn’t lead well.

“The football side is ok, but it’s just the off field stuff. I’ve spoken to him, he’s going to go back and work his way back from the Digicel Cup,” said Marum.

The Hunters will go into pre-season training straight after the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on December 4.

NFS to host POMRFL grand final for first time

The women’s grand final will be played as curtain raiser to the Prime Minister’s XIII between Australia and PNG on Saturday, Sept 24 and the men’s grand finals will be played on Sunday, Sept 25.

The last time a grand final for POMRFL was played at PRL Oval was back in 2013 before the venue was transformed into the new stadium.

The K170 million world class stadium was opened in February, 2016 and sits about 10,000 people.

It has so far hosted matches for the Queensland Intrust Super Cup and the Digicel Cup competition.

NGCB PM’s XIII squad named

The team is mixed with experienced and local players and involves players identified from the National competitions the Digicel Cup level, two players from the National Rugby League championships held in Lae and five are Australian based players.

Australian based players include three Townsville Blackhawks players, Rhyse Martin, Willie Minoga and Ray Thompson and the other two are from Cold Coast Titans, Nene McDonald and David Mead.

PNGRNRL condemns Digicel Cup challenge violence

“We sincerely apologise and were saddened to hear of the loss of a young life.

“The person did not even go to watch the game but became a victim of the senseless and irresponsible behaviour of a few individuals,” said PNGNRL Chairman, Sudhir Guru.

Guru said Digicel has been sponsoring the Digicel Cup since 2011 which has seen over 600 rugby league games played nationwide.

“The overall experience over the years has been positive, though there have been some ugly incidences

Tkatchenko commends Gurias and Tigers

Yesterday’s grand final at the Sir John Guise stadium was highly entertaining and also trouble free which Tkatchenko was pleased with.

“We must all continue to work together to promote rugby league in the country which will benefit everyone.

“We must always remember that the game of rugby league is bigger than any one individual,” said Tkatchenko.

He concluded by thanking all the clubs for all their efforts this season and said he was looking forward to a bigger and better season next year.

Tigers crowned as 2016 Digicel Cup champions

Gurias only try by Wiliam Aquila in the first half put them in front to lead 4-0 but couldn’t last when the Tigers snatched back with a converted try in the 20th minute to lead 6-4.

With Gurias play maker Stanly Olo went off field due to knee injury, it creates more oportunity for the Tigers.

After forcing several attacks on Gurias defence, the Tigers set in again when Noel Joel picked a dummy ball and ran through Gurias defence grounding the ball to extend their lead to 12-4 at break.

Long weekend family entertainment

Bring the family together or even the community to watch the Digicel Cup, the Intrust Super Cup, the NRL or the different genre of movies highlighted for you this week.

Check out our movie line up for the week we have horror movies like The Apparition and kids’ movies like Hotel Transylvania. We also have our weekly Hunters feature recapping their previous match.

Enjoy a long weekend of family entertainment only on Digicel Play.

26th August at 8:10pm

A Mighty Heart on HBO Signature

Tigers claw Eagles down

Leading 18-12 at the break with three converted tries by the tigers and two from the Eagles it was any body’s game for the taking in the second half.

When Eagles soar through the tigers defense with a quick unconverted try in the opening minutes of the first half, which changed the game to look the other way with the scores at 18-16.

But with a torpedo kick that left Eagles fullback fumbled the ball over, the tigers retaliated scoring their fourth converted try of the game to lead 24-16.

Week 2 of Digicel Cup finals moved to POM

This was confirmed just this morning by Administrator of the PNGNRL, Stanley Hondina, after a meeting.

1pm will see the minor premiers, the Snax Lae Tigers, take on the Wamp NGA Mt. Hagen Eagles.

This will be followed by the clash between the Agmark Rabaul Gurias and the Enga Provincial Government Enga Mioks at 3pm.

Week 1 of Digicel Cup finals completed

The Gurias in the end did it easy over PRK Gulf Isapea beating them 34-12 in the elimination final.

The next final saw the Eagles hold on to beat the EPG Enga Mioks 12-8.

Week 2 of the finals will see the Mioks take on the Gurias while the Eagles will clash with the Snax Lae Tigers.

Venues for the week  2 finals will be decided today.