Stanley Gene (born 11 May 1974 in Goroka) is a former Papua New Guinean rugby league player who currently coaches the academy team at Hull Kingston Rovers. Stanley also plays for Beverley Rugby Union Club. He recently played forHalifax in the Co-operative Championship. He has also previously played for Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Bradford Bulls. He is a versatile player, with the ability to cover virtually any position on the pitch. He was a regular for the PNG for over 15 years, and captained the side on many occasions. He is highly regarded almost universally in the UK and Australia and his home country as a rugby league legend and is one of the most highly regarded players in the game.
Stanley Gene's representative career lasted over a decade. He made his name for PNG in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup, and also played in the 2000 and 2008 tournaments. In addition, he represented his country in numerous test matches before announcing his intention to retire from international rugby league following the 2008 World Cup. Following PNG's exit from the tournament, he was tearfully carried from the field by his team mates and given a standing ovation by the crowd. He is regarded in Papua New Guinea as a sporting legend.
Adrian Lam (born 25 August 1970 in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea) is an Australian rugby league football coach and former international player. He is the head coach of the under 20 St George Dragons squad National Rugby League (NRL) team he signed with them in 2010 and will combine with coaching legend Wayne Bennett.He is a former Papua New Guinea rugby league football player. Lam moved from Papua New Guinea to Brisbane in the Australian state of Queensland at the age of 7 where he was raised.
Marcus Bai (born 11 October 1972) is a Papua New Guinean former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. Primarily a winger, he played his final season in 2006 for English Super League team Bradford Bulls. He is the only man to win the World Club Challenge with three different clubs.
Previous he played with Melbourne Storm in Australia before moving to UK.
He retired from the game and currently runs family business.
THE scoreboard told one story but Darren Lockyer's ribs told another.
So did Brent Tate's sore head. Even Petero Civoniceva suffered the all-too-rare embarrassment of being dumped on his backside.
Papua New Guinea couldn't pull off a miracle victory against Australia in their Four Nations opener at Parramatta Stadium yesterday, but the country's rag-tag bunch of cocoa exporters, meat workers and semi-professional footballers left an impression on their more esteemed opponents.
At one point midway through the match, the Kumuls kept the world's best team scoreless for 30 minutes. The PNG players absorbed everything Australia threw at them, stood their ground and gave it back.