PNG Rugby Football League

PNGRFL to clarify termination of Cutmore

The shocking news of Cutmore’s termination was made public last week.

PNGRFL Chairman, Sandis Tsaka and interim administrator Reatau Rau will be present to address the media.

The conference will also cover:

a) The outcomes of the recent Rugby League International Federation board meeting in England.

b) Rugby League World Cup 2017 preparations including women's participation in the World Cup.

c) And SP Hunters preparations for 2017 campaign in the Intrust Super Cup.

National Football Stadium to remain Hunters home for next 5 years

The signing which took place at the Naked Fish restaurant in Port Moresby was witnessed by stakeholders from the government and corporate sector including Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko and Managing Director of SP Brewery, Stan Joyce.

Chairman of the Lloyd Robson Oval Trustees and Managing Director of Oil Search, Peter Botten said the he was proud and happy to be extending the partnership with the PNGRFL.

Four teams left in Southern regional club championship

The results from round two played at Kwikila yesterday afternoon saw Aroma Coast West beat Young Elore Tigers 58-6, Hohola Flies def. Poreporena Marlins 36-20, JCI Titans def. Koiari Tigers 34-14 and the Saroa Raiders def. Lamana Golo Eeels 36-22.

The finals for the championship will be played between the Hohola Flies and the JCI Titans and Aroma Coast West and Saroa Raiders on December 4 at the National Football Stadium.

The two winners from the finals will earn their passage into the national club championships in Lae next year.


PNGRFL yet to respond to trademark claim

The PNGRFL was listed as the complainant in a major counterfeit case involving eight Chinese nationals.

After 12 months in the National Court, State lawyers withdrew the matter this month, after finding out that the trademark logo used on shirts sold in the shops of these Chinese wasn’t registered by the complainant.

Over 10,000 jerseys and polo shirts were confiscated by police last year.

PNGRFL told this newsroom that their lawyer is still going through Court files and the PNGRFL CEO, Sandis Tsaka, will respond once advised.  

PNGRFL: Late Tara Gau a gentle giant

Tara Gau was PNG Kumul number 13 when he made his debut in the front row in PNG’s inaugural Test against England in 1975 in Port Moresby.

Gau, from Porebada played seven tests and retired in the late 1980s.

He was awarded Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal by the Queen in 1982 for his services and contributions to the sport of rugby league.

Tsaka said the passing of Gau had come as a shock to the rugby league community.

PNGRFL board thanks sponsors and Government

This has changed the level of Rugby from a park activity into a semi-professional and now professional level.

We would like to thank the Prime Minister of Peter O’Neil and the Minister for sports Justin Tkatchenko for working together with the rugby league family of sponsors to give the opportunity for our young elite athletes in rugby league to play at that level, says PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka.

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TV Wan to telecast NRL live to rural PNG

People living in the rural areas will have access to watch the NRL Premiership League 2016 season live on television thanks to Digicel PNG.

Kiap praises good policing at airport

The Betelnut Ban controller Honk Kiap has come out praising the work of police at the airport for cracking down on betelnut and mustard smuggling coming into NCD .