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SP Hunters game at new Sir John Guise stadium a success

These include the police, security, Games Organising Committee staff and volunteers, PNGRFL officers, visiting Magpies, match officials, Queensland Rugby League, corporates and the media.

The Intrust Super Cup Round 14 game took place on the weekend at the newly rebuilt Sir John Guise stadium and was doubled up as a test event for the Pacific Games next month.

A statement released by PNGRFL said the chairman Sandis Tsaka and interim CEO Shane Morris were grateful that everyone involved in ensuring the success of the night had put in a great team effort.

SP Hunters’ fans thanked for great support

PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka said in a statement that with the stadium filled to capacity (15,000), that augured well for the future of sports in this country.

He thanked the many thousands of spectators who turned up to watch the game for their good behaviour on the night.

“This painted a very positive picture that on the back of national unity and great team work, we can achieve many great things for PNG.

“It clearly demonstrates that we can host events of such magnitude as the Pacific Games in three weeks.

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Games bosses to report on fake tickets report

Eyewitness accounts state many people were not allowed in through the gates because their tickets were not genuine as they had been bought off the streets.

The Games Organising Committee (GOC) said a response would be made later today over these reports.

The PNG National Rugby Rugby Football also commented, saying they were not aware of the reports of fake tickets being sold.

"Tickets were sold only at Stop N Shop outlets and nowhere else. People should not have been buying off the streets.