Tsaka hails PNG LNG for renewing sponsorship for the next three years
THE Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, operated by ExxonMobil PNG, yesterday announced the renewal of its sponsorship for the Kumuls and their domestic programmes with an allocation of K5.4 million over the next three years.
ExxonMobil PNG executive director, production, Keith Killian said the PNG LNG project, which had been backing the Kumuls since the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, was proud to continue its support of the national men’s team.
He said they were happy to support the Kumuls for this year’s World Cup in England as well as upcoming test matches and programmes.
Former Fiji 7s player Josaia Raisuqe who now plays for French second division club Nevers got a red card in their Pro D2 match against Beziers for lifting the referee into the air as he celebrated their 30-25 victory.
Raisuqe grabbed official Laurent Millotte by the waist and him took off his feet.
The freshly Filipino turned 42-year-old fighting Senator, Manny Pacman Pacquiao, has just been named the greatest boxer of the 21st century by 'Give Me Sport.' His fierce rival Floyd Mayweather places second, which the Money most likely will not appreciate as much.
Tonga's proposed new rugby league administrators have filed their application for membership of the sport's regional and world bodies.
The Asia Pacific Rugby League has confirmed receipt of Tonga Ma'a Tonga Rugby League's application.
The application will be reviewed by the APRL board and the board of International Rugby League (IRL) before being sent to the full members for final approval.
Former Fiji Rugby Sevens player Amenoni Nasilasila has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the rape of a 24-year-old woman in 2018.
Local media reports the sentencing was handed down in the Lautoka High Court today.
Former SP Hunters utility back, Edene Gebbie, today signed a two-year contract with Australian NRL club the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Gebbie will be playing for the Rabbitohs for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Oil Search PNG Orchids coach Nigel Hukula has named Amelia Kuk as captain for Saturday’s inaugural Pacific Test against Fiji in Sydney. The 23-year-old from Western Highlands becomes only the second captain of the national team at test level, after Cathy Neap. Kuk will lead a new-look Orchids team with 13 debutants in the 18-woman side currently in Sydney.
“She brings that leadership, and she brings together the players who are based in Australia as well as the PNG-based girls, by speaking Tok Pisin and also having that understanding of where we are in women’s rugby league and where we want to go," Hukula said.
The Papua New Guinea Hunters rugby team are being urged to lift their game after a horror start to this year's Intrust Super Cup campaign.
The Port Moresby club host the high-flying Wynnum-Manly Seagulls on Sunday, having managed just one win from nine games in 2019.
Doubles to Troy Leo and Jamal Fogarty helped lift the Burleigh Bears to a 56-4 win over the PNG Hunters at Pizzey Park.
In front of a massive Anzac Day crowd, the Bears put on a show, crossing for ten tries.
Leo’s double takes him to seven tries for the season, while Fogarty’s double, along with eight conversions, took his personal tally to 24 points.
It was a celebratory day for the Bears, with coach Jimmy Lenihan bringing up his 200th game in charge of the club in style.
The Papua New Guinea women's sevens team have reached the quarterfinals of the world series qualifier in Hong Kong.
The Palais started pool play with a 22-14 win over Hong Kong.
Fatima Rama opened the scoring with a try for the Palais in the 2nd minute before Taiva Lavai, Joana Lagona and Mavis Biyama crossed the line at two minute intervals.
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