PNG NRL Competition

Four bids for 2019 Digicel Cup

PNGNRLC Manager, Stanley Hondina, says as of the deadline on October 26th, 2018, only four bids had been submitted.

The bids include:

  • Central Dabari
  • Kimbe Cutters
  • Hagen Eagles
  • Kera Doa (also from Mt Hagen)

Hondina said the PNGNRLC Board has yet to set a date to meet and deliberate on the bids.

However, the 2019 Digicel Cup Competition will be announced before the end of November with the successful bids.

Hondina previously said two possible spots could be open for the 2019 competition.

Central Dabari bids for Digicel Cup spot

A first-of-its-kind celebratory event was held for the handing over of the Central Dabari Bid for the 2019 Digicel Cup competition, four days before the bidding deadline.

Bid Chairman, Keith Iduhu, thanked all those who have been part of the journey in preparing the bid.

PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau, said for years, many Central Province bids did not have the financial backing, resulting in unsuccessful outcomes.

He said this time there is a major sponsor willing to support them.

2017 PNG NRL comp to start in April

Newly appointed Chairman of the PNG NRL, Adrian Chow announced this yesterday at a press conference in Port Moresby.

“We will be sending out the application to participate in the new competition to the franchise teams.

“These will be completed by next week Friday. Thereafter, our executive board will assess the applications and those successful will be signing a formal participation agreement

“The season launch will be on April 19,” said Chow.