The PNGRFL releases the following statement in regards to the Player Movement Issue. The PNGRFL through the Team Kumul and the PNG Hunters program are creating a pathway to develop our young sportsman from Papua New Guinea to play rugby league at the highest level and competitions and to improve and raise the standard of the players, officials and the game in general in PNG. The Chairman of the PNGRFL Mr. Sandis Tsaka said, "The PNGRFL would like to make it clear that the Hunters Program is not a destination but a pathway for the launching of the cream of our local talent to get recognized at the International Level. Through the Hunters program, we are making available the best local PNG talent for NRL and International scouts so that we have more PNGians playing at high level international competitions." "PNGRFL and the Hunters programs are aimed at developing talents and footballers who can compete at the International Level. In fact one of the key indicators of the success of the PNGRFL and Hunters programs will be in the number of players that get opportunities to play International football through the program and pathway," Mr Tsaka said. "Players like Wellington, Mexico and now Lo and Tali are testament to the success of the programs we have put in place and the PNGRFL is proud of their achievements". Mr. Tsaka further said, "The PNGRFL would like to congratulate Gary Lo, Jason Tali, Mark Mexico and any others who may have been offered contracts to play overseas. "The PNGRFL respects their decision to play overseas and trusts that they will be great ambassadors of the sport and the country in their endeavours and we wish them all the best", he said. "The PNGRFL and the Hunters programs have prepared for this and know that with the success of the programs would come the departure of our best talent and we are proud of this achievements as we have prepared for this scenario with the All Stars and Confederate programs to identify, nurture and promote the next cream of PNG talent", said Mr. Tsaka.