SP Hunters, Broncos ‘trial’ match cancelled

PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said the Brisbane Broncos management and new coach Anthony Seibold cancelled the ‘trials’ last weekend.

“The trial was former coach Wayne Bennet’s plans,” Rau said. “However when new coach Anthony Seibold took the reins last December, he and his staff and management had their priorities and the trial match against the SP Hunters was not one of them,” Rau said.

Rau said initially it was suggested that a Broncos development squad would come to Port Moresby to take on the SP Hunters.

ISC 2019 draws released

PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said the 2019 ISC draws released yesterday were endorsed at the last CEOs meeting in Brisbane last month.

Rau stated the 12 home games include the Country week round. However, the venue for next year’s Country week game against Easts Tigers should be finalised by May.

The 14 team Intrust Super Cup 2019 competition kicks off on the weekend of March 9 and 10 with the SP Hunters playing Tweed Heads Seagulls away in Piggabeen Sports Complex in Brisbane.

PNGRFL to request police investigation on alleged assault

In a short statement issued today (November 4th), PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said the PNGRFL will request the Police Minister and his department to carry out a thorough investigation into this incident.

“If what has happened to the player is true, we totally condemn this incident and deplore the unacceptable behaviour of the person/persons involved,” Rau said.

“PNGRFL will issue a statement as soon as the facts have been established.”