Oil Search National Football Stadium

NFS clarifies PM’s XIII incident

In a statement, NFS said the sequence of events that transpired are as follows:

Goroka Lahanis advance to finals

It was a tough encounter between both teams as each fought to gain the upper hand.

However, 19 minutes into the match and a pass from Tumbe’s fullback, Micah Pia, got intercepted by Amos Kafare at the Lahanis’ 40-metre mark.

With three chasers behind the left winger, he gave them a run for their money as he broke the ice with the first try of the match.

It was 4-0 until right before half time, the Lahanis slotted in another try through hooker, Charlie Buka.

Gurias rumble in POM

It was a horror start from the Vipers with a knock on in the first play of the match.

The Gurias made them pay through quick hands that allowed an unmarked William Aquila to fly in for the first points.

With the wind in their sails, the Gurias added more points when Brian Gispe put a grubber in a gap for a flying Eliakim Lukara to pounce on.

Two unsuccessful conversions from Elipas Pidik put the score at 8-0 after twenty minutes.

The city boys applied some pressure in the back end of the first half and came close to crossing the line on several occasions.

Isou, Wigmen to play trial match as fundraiser

The event will be held at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

CEO of the PNGRFL, Reatau Rau, said the trial match will be the curtain raiser to the Intrust Super Cup Round 1 match between SP Hunters and Ipswich Jets.

“The purpose of having this trial match as a curtain raiser is to raise funds for the earthquake hit areas in the Highlands.

“Buckets will be placed at the entry gates and we urge all spectators coming in to drop a kina or two in the buckets.”

NFS stadium memberships announced

The three season passes:

1. Grand stand season pass – K555

2. West wing season pass – K266

3. East stand season pass – K170

The season pass applies to all 12 regular season Hunters games.

The 2018 Stadium Membership is a non-game day membership introduced to allow patrons to be a part of the Stadium with special access to the Oil Search National Football Stadium for all non-Hunters’ game day events sanctioned by the Stadium.

Stadium membership price per person is K199.

Voice Against Violence gains support

The NRL VAV initiative aims to assist the rugby league community to ‘stand up’ ‘speak out’ and ‘take action’ to prevent violence against women and children.

The announcement follows a highly successful Rugby League World Cup, which saw the USA Hawks compete against the Kumuls in Port Moresby.

Ambassador of the United States to PNG, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert-Gray, said this is the first time the US State Department has partnered with rugby league and spoke of the passion PNG has for it.

Public management course for joint forces

The is one of the many drills conducted by the Australian Federal Police with members of the joint forces, which consist of a mixture of Royal PNG Constabulary, PNG Defence Force, Correctional Services as well as the St John Ambulance.

AFP chief instructor for Senior Public Order Management, Sergeant Gary Hahn, said the training and drills are imperative for big events, especially when PNG plays host, like the World Cup and FIFA.

He said PNG is now in preparation mode for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2018.

PM applauds Kumuls

Having attended their two matches so far, he said: “It was great to see mums and dads, together with their children attending the two games against Wales and Ireland and supporting the PNG LNG Kumuls.”

O’Neill, who is also the Minister for Sports, continued: “These are proud moments for us as a country of thousand tribes, but united by one common theme - rugby league.”

He urged all PNG Kumuls supporters attending the final match against the United States to turn up in red, black and gold - the PNG colours; and send the Kumuls off to Melbourne on a high.

Ireland in top form ahead of Kumuls clash

Great focus ahead of the game, the Ireland squad is looking forward to facing home side PNG Kumuls tomorrow (Nov 5).

This morning’s captain’s run was Ireland’s way of getting into the momentum following the week’s public outreach with National Capital District residents.

Tomorrow’s clash against the PNG LNG Kumuls will determine who ends up in the quarter finals, making it out of the pool matches and PNG hopes to be that team after they overcome this Ireland outfit.

Crowds gather as PNG takes on Wales

Loop PNG observed a very controlled crowd as both ends of the roads leading to the main entrance of the stadium was blocked off to vehicles.

Only people were allowed to enter and stand in line to go into the stadium.

It was noted also that police were on high alert as well since the morning to maintain crowd control and normalcy.

Police say they will not tolerate any misbehaving from the people who will be going in, let alone the crowd that will be hanging around outside the stadium.