Justin Olam

Olam: Award is for the fans

Olam picked up the XXXX People’s Choice Award at last night’s 2016 Queensland Rugby League awards at Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

This is the third year in a row the Hunters have won the People’s Choice Award since entering the Intrust Super Cup competition in 2014.

Olam arrived todayjust before lunch from Australia with CEO of the PNG Rugby Football League, Bob Cutmore and Hunters coach, Michael Marum.

“It’s a good feeling to have won the award. But I know there is still a lot yet left for me to achieve.

Hunters nominate Olam for People’s Choice Award

Olam has been described on the www.qrl.com.au website in his profile as: 

“Olam’s freakish try-scoring ability and lightning speed has seen him sign for the Storm for 2017.”

All 14 clubs have nominated one player each with voting now open for fans to select their favourite player for this season.

The player with the most votes will be announced at the annual Queensland Rugby League Awards Dinner on August 31 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

Olam will complete this season with Hunters

This was confirmed by CEO of the PNG Rugby Football League, Bob Cutmore who said Olam will start with pre-season training with the Melbourne Storm in late October.

“Justin has signed the contract with the Melbourne Storm to join the club next year. We are just awaiting the registration and endorsement by the NRL and when that comes through the Storm will make an official announcement.

Olam to travel south to tie down contract with Melbourne Storm

PNG Hunters utility Justin Olam will travel to Melbourne after the games this Sunday with the Redcliffe Dolphins to visit Melbourne Storms coach Craig Bellamy to see where he will be residing to play with his new NRL club.

Hunter’s coach Michael Marum said Justin is a dangerous player being in the Hunters team and his performance has boosted the team in many games.

“Replacing Co-Captain Noel Zeming, he has played well scoring tries and defending the corner lanes,” Marum said.

PNG Loop’s 5@5

More than 50 police vehicles enter UPNG Waigani campus

More than 50 police vehicles entered the University of Papua New Guinea’s main Waigani campus at around 4.45am today.



‘Let them come in and attend classes’

Mead congratulates Olam for scoring contract with Melbourne Storm

The young “angra” from Chimbu who debuted for the beloved Kumuls has scored him a contract with the Melbourne Storm, but he must first pass a medical test before he puts ink onto the contract.

The announcement was made today in Port Moresby (see separate story http://www.looppng.com/content/justin-olam-accepts-offer-melbourne-storm).

Olam debuted for the SP PNG Hunters playing on the wing in the Queensland Intrust Cup this season.

Meet the new Hunter

He may not have Ottio’s height or the running game of Eliab  but his performance  in the first three rounds has won the hearts of fans.

Hailing from the Sinesine District of the Simbu province,  22 year old Justin Olam is no stranger to rugby league.

He was a consistent performer for the Lae based Snax Tigers in the Digicel Cup starting from year 2014 untill last year.

His performance did not go unnoticed when he was rewarded a Kumul jumper to play in the 2015 Prime Minister’s XIII in which he scored a try.