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VC: UPNG infrastructure a time bomb

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Little to no maintenance of buildings at the University of Papua New Guinea has resulted in most of its infrastructure being labelled as a time bomb.

Hunters register win against Cutters by 14-point lead

Hunters home-game team named

This is the Hunters first home game for the season, that will kick off at 6:30pm at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby and will be telecast live on TVWAN Sports.

Co-captain Adam Korave will play his first game for the year after being added to the bench following suspension.

Adex Wera and Atte Bine will also return from suspension for the first home game this season for the Hunters.

Hunters  are confident of a better challenge after winning two of their away games and are currently running second on the Intrust Cup ladder.

PNGRFL board thanks sponsors and Government

This has changed the level of Rugby from a park activity into a semi-professional and now professional level.

We would like to thank the Prime Minister of Peter O’Neil and the Minister for sports Justin Tkatchenko for working together with the rugby league family of sponsors to give the opportunity for our young elite athletes in rugby league to play at that level, says PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka.

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PNG needs food market system         

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6.1 million people in Papua New Guinea depend on Agriculture for their livelihood.

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Zeming and Korave to lead Hunters

SP Hunters Coach Micheal Marum announced their names adding they are potential leaders that the management has confidence in to lead the team.

“I want to thank the coaching staff for the confidence in me and Adam to lead the boys for this season. I know it’s a big task but I believe in the boys for cooperation,” Zeming said.

He said being under the leadership of Coach Micheal Marum and former captain Israel Eliab in the past two years has given him a bit of courage to lead.

Hunters 2016 season launch

During the launch, Coach Micheal Marum announced the captains and his 25 players for the 2016 season.

The Team has been trimmed from a 36 men squad to the final 25 which will be led by Co-Captains Noel Zeming for the backrowers and Adam Korave for the forwards.

“This season we are starting with 25 players and out of the 25 players we have 9 new boys,” Marum said.

Penrith Panthers applaud new stadium

Panther Jamie Soward branded the facility as world class, even better than most rugby league playing grounds in Australia.

Soward kicked two conversions to help his team to victory against SP PNG Hunters 20-12 in the trial match at NFS on Saturday.

He said his team was honored and had a fantastic experience opening the stadium.

“The new stadium looks great and it is true that the facilities meet the standard of NRL stadiums and even better than some of the rugby league grounds in Australia.

Minor damage to new stadium fence

The fence at the grand stand was damaged by fans who wanted to meet the New South Wales Penrith Panthers players after the game.

Fans rushed the waist high fence forcing it to give way.

Security guards quickly stepped in and cordoned off the area.

A diehard fan and resident of Tete settlement, Philip Rex who witnessed the damaged from the outer stand facing the field towards Bisini couldn't believe what he saw.

He said the stadium was built to international standards but how could this happen?

Penrith Panthers farewelled by local fans

The 24 players and their officials arrived at 12 noon to check in at the Jackson’s International Airport today and were farewelled by a small group of fans waiting outside the terminal.

The players looked relaxed and were all smiles as they stopped to take pictures with fans and waved as they entered the departure room.

They said despite the hot weather, they really had a great time during their three day stay.

Panthers defeated Hunters 20-12 during the trial match at the National Football Stadium.

Hunters coach blames loss over simple errors

Marum expressed disappointment and said simple errors like ball handling and missed passes caused Hunters the game.

He said the team must work on these errors and improve before the start of the 2016 Intrust Cup season next month.

Marum said despite the loss, it was a good experience for the young players to taste international level of play.

Panthers coach Steve Georgallis was pleased with the overall performance for both teams as it was a good quality match and a great game for PNG and rugby league in the country.