Jonah Lomu Legacy Cup

Jonah Lomu Legacy Cup kicks off today

12 Capital Rugby Union clubs including four invitational sides will participate in the three days tournament from December 9-11.

Teams invited include AROB Black Orchids, Lae Hammerheads, Madang Madgauns and Kimbe Rebels that make up the 16 men's teams with eight women's teams registered to participate.

The tournament will be officially launched at 12pm before kick off by widow of the former All Blacks, Nadene Lomu.

The tournament commemorates the first anniversary of Jonah’s passing.

Exciting prospect for PNG Rugby

PNG Sports Foundation CEO, Peter Tsamalili Jnr, said the concept was an exciting entry as the country was experiencing unprecedented development in sports.

“Its such a great time for sports in Papua New Guinea and its building a tremendous exposure for what we are about to hold in December,” said Tsamalili Jnr.

He further added: “It’s exciting for the young kids that aspire to be someone in their life using rugby union.”

The Jonah Lomu Legacy Cup is the brainchild of the New Zealand High Commission and Capital Rugby Union.