Motu Koitabu Rugby League Association

MKRLA grand final tomorrow

The draw for tomorrow sees:

11am- St. Michael vs Eki Vaki (U16 school boys)

1pm- Porebada Bulldogs vs Mirigini Sharks (U20 Men’s)

3pm- Tatana Island Fairfax vs Baruni Eagles (A Grade Men’s)

“We had a very good season. For the very first time, we had our season proper competition (13s).

“Initially we planned to run a 10 team competition this season, but there was a lot of interest from the Motu Koitabu villages, so we allowed 16 teams, “said Chairman of the MKRLA, Pipi Dae Boe.

MKRLA comp deferred indefinitely

Round one of competition was scheduled to kick-off on the weekend at the Murray Barracks Oval, Port Moresby.

Chairman of the MKRLA, Pipi Dai Boe said this is because the Memorandum of Agreement between the MKRLA and the Board of Trustees of Murray Barracks Rugby Oval is yet to be signed.

“This is scheduled to take place this Wednesday.

“But due to the Easter celebrations this weekend, we will possibly start the competition after Easter.

Motu Koitabu comp to expose new talent

This came from Chairman of the MKRLA, Pipi Dae Boe when announcing the confirmed starting dates of the competition.

The MKRLA competition will kick off with round one games tomorrow at the Murray Barracks Oval.

“This is a dawn of a new era for Motu Koitabuans. A great opportunity will now unfold for players and officials; here is now a career pathway laid before us.

“MKRLA appeals to players, officials, fans and supporters to set aside our differences and all the personal vendettas.

MKRLA President: Competition will cultivate hidden talents

President of the MKRLA, Pipi-Dae Boe said this while calling on all Motu Koitabuans to submit their expression of interest to participate as a village or community representative club in the inaugural season.

Boe said interested clubs and players can attend a meeting scheduled for 12pm-1pm tomorrow at the NCDC City Hall.

He said the purpose of this meeting is to discuss:


2. PNGRFL Criteria & requirements to run a season proper competition,

3. EOI from interested clubs or village representatives,

Motu Koitabu league finances are intact: Boe

He said when respective leagues become affiliated for the 2017 season proper competition, they will be qualified to access all financial reports.

“We appeal to everyone concerned not to be misled by a certain group of people who have vested interests and ulterior motives spreading false rumours of misuse of funds,” said Boe.

The MKRLA plans to start its season proper next month.

Boe thanked the Southern Confederate Director of the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL), Gwaibo Mairi for accepting MKRLA to be an affiliate of PNGRFL.

Motu Koitabu RL calling on teams to register for 2017 competition

President of the MKRLA, Pipi Dai Boe said the season proper competition will start in March 2017 explaining this was set in account of important factors mainly the availability of a proper playing field and major expenditures.

“All Motu Koita villages within NCD and Central Province are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Stage 1 level competition which is in an inter-village format.