Steven Kami

PNGRFU President: We want to be world class

Speaking at the announcement of the PNG Pukpuks Sevens side for the upcoming HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Wellington and Sydney, Kami said him and his board want PNG to be world class.

After Wellington and Sydney, the Pukpuks will look to the Hong Kong fixtures in the hope to qualify for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in 2017-18.

“We want to be world class and Hong Kong gives us that chance. If we need to, we’ll fine tune again for next year.

PNGRFU looking to host Oceania 7s qualifier

President of PNG Rugby Football Union, Steven Kami, said with the newly-furnished Park being given to PNGRFU, the Board has seen this as a great opportunity for PNG to host the Oceania qualifying tournament next year.

“One of our aims going forward in PNG rugby is to try and host the Oceania qualifying tournament in August to qualify for the Sevens World Cup in Los Angelos next year,” Kami said.

PNGRFU thanks PNGSF for new stadium

Kami claims that by listening and talking to FIFA, the state of the newly furnished and upgraded Bava Park pitch was better than the state of the pitch in New Zealand when they played the FIFA U20 men’s World Cup.

“With these new facilities available for Rugby Union, it will help boost the standard and elevate it to the next level as we are already starting to see  success with the recent Jonah Lomu Legacy Cup,” Kami said.