HSBC world rugby series

Pukpuks set, despite injuries

Henry Kalua and Arthur Clement, had to be sent home while Dean Manale and Wesly Vali, have been flown into New Zealand for the Pukpuks.

According to Head Coach of the PNG Pukpuk sevens team, Douglas Guise, the boys are settling in well while there have been a number of injuries from the Sydney 7s.

Henry Kalua sustained a knee injury while Arthur Clement copped an ankle injury and both had to be sent home to undergo rehab for their respective injuries.

Pukpuks name team for Sydney

The bulk of the team has been made up of fiery sevens talent from the New Guinea Islands.

PNG sevens have been hard at training to finalise the Pukpuks and Palais team for the upcoming HSBC Sydney sevens tournament in Australia from the 26th to the 28th of January.

While the Palais team was announced over the weekend for the women’s sevens, Pukpuks have finally released their 14 men squad for the Sydney leg of the HSBC sevens series.

Almost half of the Pukpuk 7s team is made up of players from Rabaul and Kavieng one from Manus.