Kimbe Cutters

K200,000 boost for Kimbe Cutters

Acting Provincial Administrator, Leo Mapmani presented the K200,000 cheque to the Cutters management team.

For the past five years, the Kimbe Cutters have received support from its naming rights sponsor, the West New Britain Provincial Government through Governor Sasindran Muthuvel including the former Talasea District Development Authority.

Cutters Record Back To Back Win

Two weeks ago, Cutters thrashed JPG Waghi Tumbe 28-0 in Kimbe followed by Sunday's hard fought win over PRK Gulf Isou 10-4 in Port Moresby.

In only their fourth season since entering the Digicel Cup in 2019, the Cutters are slowly but surely finding their feet in the semi-professional competition.

In its second season 2020, the Kimbe team had an impressive run and got the Best Team of the Year award after just falling short of top six in 7th place.

Kimbe Cutters Thrash Tumbe

In front of a home crowd at the Humphreys Oval in Kimbe, the Cutters registered their first win after 6 rounds of the 2022 Digicel Cup season
The first half of the match was evenly contested that saw Cutters leading Tumbe 4-0 until halftime.

Governor praises Cutters

At halftime both teams were locked up at 6 all.

West New Britain Governor and Patron Sasindran Muthuvel said it was a great afternoon back at home watching the boys against the Lae Snax Tigers.

He said the Cutters played really well but lost the lead in the dying minutes.

Governor Muthuvel said, “Regardless, it’s always a pleasure watching our home grown talent showcase in front of our people.” 
The Governor was also happy to present the 2022 PSIP funding of K200, 000 on behalf of the provincial government to the Kimbe Cutters team.

Gurias Dominion Over Cutters

The Gurias showed their class, power and experience early in the contest to take the lead 18-6 to halftime.

It was Guria's prodigal son Stanley Olo darting out of dummy half to open the scoring which was successfully converted by Saki Peter to give Gurias a 6-0 lead over  Cutters. 

Cutters Squad Announced

The 42 man squad will be assembled this week and will go through medical checks before they commence training.

Cutters Team Manager Freddie Kumai said the Train on squad is made up of 38 players selected from the recent Coca Cola Ipatas Cup (CCIC) Kimbe challenge.

Kumai said a final squad will be selected and trimmed to 26 after the train and trials game in March.

The best 26 will have a first trial game before they attend the CCIC challenge in Lae in four weeks’.

Cutters To Kick Off Pre-Season Trials

The 9s tournament has been booked for the 14th, 15th and 16th of January, 2022.

The Cutters, who are looking forward to their 3rd season in the PNG National Rugby League competition, are committed to creating pathways for more young talents from within and out of the province to be scouted for the 2022 season.

Cutters team manager Freddie Kumai said the Kimbe 9s challenge is slated for the 14th, 15th and 16th of January, 2022 and sponsored by West New Britain Governor Sasindran Muthuvel with major cash incentives on offer.

Muruks, Eagles claim wins in Lae

The Mendi outfit displayed their intentions in the first 8 minutes of Sunday's double-header, with Muruks' centre, Clent Lama, swiftly catching the ball on the right wing to ground it for the opening try. 

Five-eighth Wesley Batari added an extra two points for a 6-point lead. 

22 minutes in and winger Leon Undipia broke through an already tired Cutters defense. With an unsuccessful conversion, the scores were 10-nil until an energetic Batari tore through for another unconverted try, 33 minutes in. 

The teams went for break with their points at 14-0.

New Britain Brothers Equalise

A match away from home and leading from the first whistle, it was a close encounter with Gurias who scored in the first five minutes through Dominic Anis.

Shortly after, Isaac Patrick scored the second try for the Gurias.

But Anthony Longa from the Cutters scored Cutters’ first try of the match, pocketing four (4) points.

Few more minutes into the game, Mark Alunga dived in with another successful try for the Gurias to bring the score to 14 points.

BSP backs Kimbe Cutters

BSP presented a cheque of K100,000 to the Cutters in Kimbe.

“We are grateful to BSP for being part of the local talent development, not only as a sponsor, but being part of the team’s progress through financial literacy trainings, new account opening and guiding the players in making wise financial decisions,” said Kimbe Cutters Vice President, Sydney Nuli.

He thanked BSP for the three-year commitment to the team, which has enabled the team to successfully participate in the Digicel Cup competition since 2019.