Rugby 9s

3 sports axed from Pacific Games

According to the PNG Olympic Committee Justification Committee, the codes’ adminstration failed to meet the required benchmark and justification deadlines and criteria. 

Rugby League 9s was the only sport that appealed the decision to the PNG Sports Dispute Tribunal who ultimately upheld the decision of the Justification Committee.

The PNGOC is urging all sports targeting participation in the upcoming November 2023 Solomon Islands Pacific Games to meet all requirements by September 6th.

Southern Rugby 9s launched

More than 50 teams mostly from the Central Province assembled at the NFS today for the official launching.

The 52 teams have been placed in 13 Pools with the ever popular Aroma Coast teams dominating the tournament and Goilala stamps a mark in the 9s rugby sending in two teams, Tapini Snails and Minaru Storms. Gulf sends in a team, Gulf Ifearea.

The tournament is tailored for the youths of Southern region to participate over the next five days ending on 24 December 2022.

JT 9s Final Showdown

After four days of fast and entertaining rugby league 9s action in this year's JT Super 9s challenge the stage is set for major semi and preliminary finals to decide the two cup finalists for 2022.

Interestingly, the 2021 cup champions 54 Bears have been bundled out of this year's cup calculations and will now settle for the plate play off.
During this week the tournament displayed a number of exciting new contenders, who have shown the class, passion and the revolve that they are ready to put their body for this year's major silverware, the JT Cup.

PNG outplays Solomon Islands

Defending champion Fiji and PNG are the two undefeated teams, with two more rounds to play today.

PNG’s avalanche of tries was started by Salias Gahuna from the back of a break from Captain Isreal Eliab.

Then PNG winger Bland Abavu fended off a Solomon Islands defence to score.

With the crowd chanting, PNG ran in three more tries.

Thompson Teteh (2 tries) and Ase Boas scored runaway tries to get PNG to 28-0 at the drinks break.

In the second half, PNG piled on three more tries.

Rex Yallon, Willie Minoga and Boas double for the match.