Rugby 7s

Hammerheads win 7s series

Hammerheads however failed to defend the cup for the 3rd time and had to settle for 3rd place (Bronze).

Meanwhile CRU Boromas of Port Moresby finished off their series campaign on a high after defeating 3rd time Cup Runners-Up the West New Britain Kimbe Rebels 17-12, to take out 3rd and last Cup Series Grand final yesterday. 

In the preceding Cup Semi-Final playoff, Rebels knocked out favourites Hammerheads in extra time for the right to meet Boromas in the Cup grand final but again fell short.

KPHL Super 7s Kicks Off Day 2

The competition was initially set to kick off last Saturday but the late arrival of teams’ uniforms and change in airline travel schedules forced the extra week’s delay.

After the slight delay to start of competition, it’s game on for the KPH Super 7s Series for the next 4 weeks kicking off with round (1). Saturday 7th, saw the first two rounds. Competition continues today Sunday 8th, and continues for the next three weekends until 29th of May.

Super 7s off to flyer

Four-hundred and fifty players and 90 officials from 18 provincial teams from the NGI, Momase, Highlands and Southern Regions are currently taking part in the one month long tournament.

The 2022 Super7s series is PNGRU’s most extensive and inclusive program ever on its rugby consolidated calendar which will be followed by a number of major international events to be hosted in Port Moresby at the back end of the year.

With Kumul Petroleum Holdings as naming rights sponsor, the KPH Super 7s Series is the launching pad that will run over 4 consecutive weekends.

Sportstok 7s Dates Set

Sportstok franchise Manager Benson Upas when confirming the dates, said he’s also very proud to announce this year also marks 5 years since the tournament started in 2018.

Sportstok Rugby 7s, possibly the fastest growing off season 7s tournament in the country at the moment,    is looking forward to hosting its 5th edition in June this year with registrations for 24 spots now up for grabs.

Magic feet of Marcos Moneta lead Argentina to emotional Cup victory in Vancouver

They say that good things come to those who wait and that was certainly the case for Argentina on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series men’s event in Vancouver on Sunday.

The Argentineans played some amazing rugby all weekend and really turned it on in the final against Fiji, the winners in Singapore the week before, to lift the title.

Satellite 7s Officials Praised

Chairman Napoleon Mapo praised the efforts of the officials for having a positive impact on the event and the smooth operations of the tournament under the guidance of Tournament Director Paul Joseph.

Joseph said South Fly District made history after hosting three consecutive Rugby Union 7s Tournaments, a first for Western Province.

He said the team will be back later in the year to officiate the JC cup, when all teams meet again for the urban Satellite Rugby Union 7s challenge in Daru around April 2022.

Satellite 7s Embrace 5-Year Plan

Tournament Director, Paul Joseph said the set-up of the plan is vital, as it will pave way to create programs to develop rugby union talents in the province.

Joseph who is officiating the tournaments in South Fly District, with games played at the local and community level has seen the need to take on a proper plan to develop the code.

Satellite 7s Trophies Arrive

The first leg of the Satellite Rugby Union 7s competition is being played in Masingara Village in the Binaturi Region. It will run for three days, starting this Friday 24 December. On Sunday 26 December, teams who make it to the finals, will compete for the Ose Kings Cup.

The tournaments promote peace in the community during this festive period, and identifies talents in the respective Local Level Government (LLG) areas for the Daru town competition (JC Cup).

The tournament was officially opened by member for South Fly and Minister of Civil Aviation, Seki Agisa.

Satellite 7s Recognises Players

The awards are in recognition for their great contribution in representing Daru and the PNG Pukpuks on the world stage of rugby union.

This momentous occasion will coincide with the Satellite Rugby Union Sevens tournament which gets underway in Daru this Friday 24 December.

This will be a milestone event for rugby union in Daru and province, having produced a good number of exciting 7s players over the years including former PNG 7s Pukpuk legend Paul Joseph. Joseph had competed at a higher level against some of the world class 7s teams during his playing era.

Palais begin selection trials

A late inclusion trying out for a spot in the Palais team was young touch footballer Gemma Schnaubelt.

Schnaubelt first featured at the 2017 National Touch Championships.

She played for the Brisbane based team and was recently invited by the PNG 7s team to try out.

She is the daughter of Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt.

She arrived from Brisbane this afternoon before taking the field.

A little jetlagged, Schnaubelt joined the rest of the players in the selection trials under head coach John Larry.