Douglas Guise

Tribute to late sporting personalities

Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology & Sports, Wesley Raminai, released a statement paying tribute to these great men and woman, adding that each of them has touched the lives of thousands of Papua New Guineans in their respective disciplines over the years.

The most recent passing was that of rugby union coach Douglas Guise on January 14th, 2021.

Improved effort from Pukpuks: Coach

Apart from the nervous start and getting schooled against South Africa, Coach Guise says Pukpuks competed well against all core teams, culminating with a good win against France.

Coach Guise says the team’s performance at the recent HSBC Hamilton 7s proved that systems can work and compete against the best in the world.

He revealed it was tough playing with 9 men on the last day of the tournament in Sydney and 11 men in Hamilton, New Zealand, with key players missing through injury.

“But I was really proud how the boys coped with these adversities,” stated Guise.