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CRU 7s Men’s Squad Named

The squad comprises of a mixture of players from all clubs competing in the CRU competition.

 The squad will help Coach Gabi prepare for the upcoming Super 7s series in just over three weeks.

CRU is also using this opportunity to build a medium to long-term rugby 7s program and pathway for CRU players (juniors through to seniors). 


Finer details on this plan will be provided following the completion of the Super 7s Series.
Meanwhile, all players are required to attend the following sessions this week:

U19 cricket head coach appointed

Maha is now in charge of all aspects of the World Cup tour.

Cricket PNG general manager, Tony Naidu, commended Maha, saying: “This is a great honour, and a very popular choice.”

Maha is not new to the cricket scene nor the sporting industry in Papua New Guinea. 

He brings with him a wealth of experience and is ready to put on the cap as the head coach.

“I've been working in Cricket PNG for 12 years in different roles,” he stated.

Changes in PNG Orchids coaching staff

The recently appointed head coach, David Westley, believes the coaching staff is made up of individuals who are reliable and can deliver.

The staff is led by Westley as head coach, Sammy Rice Jackson as assistant coach and Ruth Turia as the team manager.

When queried on the exclusion of one of last year’s coaches, Westley said he had his chance last year where unfortunately, his actions have resulted in his omission.

Patel excited ahead of WCLC fixtures

Patel added he was excited ahead of the two WCLC fixtures that will start tomorrow.

Both 50 over matches will be played at Amini Park in Port Moresby on the 21st and 23rd.

“The Barras are going really well. The convincing win adds to their confidence.  

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the result and particular the way we  were able to force the win within the four days.

“The pitch played slow, low and very flat. We felt it was going to be hard to get 10 wickets in the last innings,” Patel said.