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Pukpuks finish fourth at Oceania Sevens

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The PNG Pukpuks finished fourth out of 8 countries at the 2015 Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Pukpuks finish fourth at Oceania Sevens

On the final day of the Championship, the Pukpuks won the quarter final this morning against Cook Islands 19-7.

They advanced to meet Australia who beat them 36-0 in the semi-final.

The Pukpuks then faced off in the afternoon in the third and fourth play-off going down to Samoa 54-0.

Australia beat Tonga 50-0 to automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games sevens tournament in Rio de Janeiro.

Solomon Islands Hunters send out warning to PNG Pukpuks

Solomon Islands have yet to register a win in this tournament having lost to American Samoa and Tahiti.

The Pukpuks are undefeated and on top of the table.

But this doesn’t faze captain, Fredson Soakai who guarantees they will cause an upset this weekend.

Boasting one of the biggest forward packs in the tournament, Soakai says this is where the game will be won.

 “We know what the Pukpuks are capable of. We’ve watched them play and we’ve picked out their weaknesses.

“It won’t be an easy game for PNG. I guarantee you that."

Pukpuks make it 2 from 2

The Pukpuks now have a clear lead on the points table being the only undefeated team out of four at the 2015 Oceania Rugby Cup.

Carrying on from their form from the first half, the Pukpuks added two more tries with the second going to former Agmark Gurias star, Jacky Marcus.

American Samoa salvaged some pride with a late try to bring some respectability to the scoreline.

The Pukpuks will play their last match this Sunday against the Solomon Islands Hunters.

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Pukpuks to use same side for American Samoa game

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PNG Pukpuks coach Sydney Wesley says he has made few changes to tomorrow's round 2 game against American Samoa at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium.

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Pukpuks to use same side for American Samoa game

Wesley named 12 debutants in his starting 15 that beat Tahiti 32-10 last Saturday and he was pleased with their performance.

He said there were no major injury concerns adding that only winger Wesley Vali will be rested after suffering concussion during last Saturday's win over Tahiti. 

"We have a few niggling injuries but the boys are otherwise fit and ready for tomorrow. I will be using relatively the same side who made a few errors in the Tahiti game, but we've fixed this.

PNG Pukpuks beat Tahiti 32-10

PNG were slow to find their form while Tahiti dominated possession early on.

Anthony Tesquet had a chance to score first points for Tahiti but his penalty kick fell short.

PNG got the ball rolling midway through the first half when a break out on the wing saw Jacky Marcus dive over to score.

An unsuccessful conversion from Nigel Genia left the score at 5-0.

Genia got it right the second time, kicking a penalty goal to extend PNG’s lead.

PNG Pukpuks side named for Oceania Rugby Cup

The Oceania Cup will be played at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium from August 22nd-30th.

PNG, Solomon Islands, Tahiti and American Samoa will take part this year.

The last time PNG Pukpuks were crowned Oceania Champions was in 2011 when they beat Niue 36-7.

The Cook Islands are the current Champions having won in 2013.

The PNG Pukpuks side is: