Flies and Royals teams to beat

Flies and Royals have both accrued 15 points coming from seven wins, one draw and no losses after nine rounds.

A better for and against of 50 has put the Flies at the top of the table with Royals in second place from a for and against of 43.

The top 8:

Hohola Flies (15), Royals (15), Hawks (10), Brothers (9), Kone Tigers (8) Dobo Warriors (7), Butterflies (7), Defence (7).

Teams sitting outside of the top 8 are Wests, Kone Storms, Tarangau, Magani, Souths and Paga Panthers.

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Souths defeat Royals 10-0

Souths spent the opening minutes of the first half in their opponent’s half asking questions early on.

Surviving the early attacks, Royals made their way out of danger and into South’s territory.

The boys in blue nearly hit the lead had Joel Amos held onto the ball after barging over the line carrying three defenders over with him.

But Souths continue to keep the pressure on and this turned into points when Sunny Wabo was put into a gap to dance his way to the try line and score under the posts.

POMRFL season two weeks behind schedule

A frustrated POMRFL Administrator, Meke Maino said the delay has been caused by clubs failing to pay player registration as well as referees not registering.

“Only five out the fourteen affiliated clubs have paid registration for their players-Tarangau, Butterflies, Hawks, Paga Panthers and Brothers. The rest have yet pay up.

“To the referees, only three out of thirty-eight have paid the K50 registration to officiate this season.


Clubs yet to pay player registration

Administrator of the POMRFL, Meke Maino said there are clubs who haven’t paid up the fee to register their players in the men’s A grade and U20 plus the women’s division.

“Club registration is no problem. It’s the player registration. If you’re not registered, you can’t take the field and if you do, your team will be forfeited.

“The season was supposed to kick off this weekend. The board will meet this week and come up with a decision on the new date on when the season will start” said Maino.



POMRFL AGM deferred again

Administrator of the POMRFL, Meke Maino, explained that the first AGM set for January 21 at the National Football Stadium did not take place because no clubs had paid the affiliation fee of K1,000 for this season.

He said the AGM was then scheduled for today (January 28) but has now been moved to February 3 as there are still six clubs yet to pay the affiliation fee, plus other clubs haven’t submitted their financial and operations reports.

Eight clubs confirmed for 2017 season

Administrator of the POMRFL, Meke Maino said Wests, Tarangau, Hohola Flies, Paga Panthers, Dobo Warriors, Brothers, Butterflies and Souths paid the K1, 000 affiliation fee before the deadline on Wednesday this week.

“These are the clubs which brought their receipts to me and I have it on record.

“Six clubs are yet to pay up. All clubs must pay their affiliation fee plus submit their operations and financial report which is equally important,” said Maino.


10 clubs yet to pay affiliation fee

Administrator of the Port Moresby Rugby Football League (POMRFL), Meke Maino, said only the Paga Panthers, Souths, Hohola Flies and Tarangau have paid the affiliation fee of K1,000.

“Because of this, we had to defer the 2016 AGM to this weekend because most clubs have yet to pay up.

“I urge all clubs to pay the affiliation fee plus submit their annual and activity reports before tomorrow afternoon,” said Maino.

The 2016 AGM for the PNGRFL will be held this Saturday at the National Football Stadium. It will start at 6.30pm.

POMRFL 2016 AGM deferred

POMRFL Administrator, Meke Maino, said the original date for the AGM was set for today but the board had made a decision during the week to defer it.

He advised that the AGM will start at 6.30pm and that key issues will be addressed, including preparation for the 2017 POMRFL season.

Maino urged all clubs to pay the affiliation fee of K1,000 and submit club reports before January 25.

“As of yesterday, only four clubs have paid their affiliation fees,” said Maino.

Royals retain title as POMRFL women's champions

The Royals were crowned champions after beating the Richard Wagambie Paga Panthers 24-16 in today's grand final at the National Football Stadium.

It was a double to outside centre Naomi Kaupa late in the match that won it for the Royals.

Two tries in the first half to the Panthers allowed them to take a 10-6 lead at the break.

The Royals hit early in the second half to level up after quick hands allowed Marie Biyama to score out wide.

Standard of rugby league improved

POMRFL competition director Ben Kaupa says the teams that have qualified for grand final have shown very high quality football with a lot of skills.

Kaupa said players have been exported directly from POMRFL like Katto Ottio, Yoks Bagave and Muka Kulu which shows the quality of football produced over the years.

He urged the supporters for teams playing in the grand final to watch the game and see for them how far POMRFL has developed in terms of football.