Australian PM reaffirms backing for PNG NRL side

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has doubled down on his support for ARLC chairman Peter V’landys’ National Rugby League (NRL) expansion bid, calling for a 20-team competition. V’landys is reportedly

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Vanuatu’s first women’s rugby league team already winners, says manager

Vanuatu’s first-ever rugby league team in the women’s category will add to the excitement building in Honiara for the 2023 Pacific Games, with Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) founding member and team manager of

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‘Our players deserve better opportunities’: NRL clubs urged to sign PNG talent

Kumuls coach Justin Holbrook believes PNG’s Pacific Bowl triumph is just the first step in a dramatic rise for the league mad nation and predicted more of his players would soon be playing in the NRL. Holbrook guided

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PNG Kumuls claim Pacific Bowl against Fiji

The PNG Kumuls delighted their home crowd and turned around their fortunes following a poor performance last week to claim the inaugural Pacific Bowl with a 32-12 win against Fiji. Embarrassed last Sunday by the Bati in

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From gravel field debut to most capped Kumul: Martin proud of PNG legacy

Rhyse Martin expressed pride in the development of the game in Papua New Guinea as he prepares to become the most capped Kumuls player in Sunday’s Pacific Bowl final against Fiji at Santos National Football Stadium.

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Fiji Bati party in PNG with big win over Kumuls 43-16

Fiji Bati produced a clinical performance to stun the Papua New Guinea Kumuls 43-16 in Port Moresby on Sunday.  With Maika Sivo and Kurt Donoghue both claiming a double at Santos National Football Stadium, the Bati

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History three-peats itself as Cleary masterclass guides Panthers to glory

Panthers superstar Nathan Cleary has produced the finest performance of his career to lead the premiers to a remarkable 26-24 triumph over the Broncos in an epic decider at Accor Stadium. Trailing by 16 points after an

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World Cup final rematches headline end of year Pacific Championships

The Kangaroos will host Toa Samoa and the Jillaroos will play the Kiwi Ferns in re-matches of last year’s World Cup finals to kick off a new Pacific Championships involving men’s and women’s teams from seven

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PNG NRL bid can wait, Build pathways first: Melbourne Storm centre Olam

Papua New Guinea should focus on developing young talent instead of bidding to be the 18th National Rugby League (NRL) franchise, says Melbourne Storm centre Justin Olam. While Olam was excited about the possibility of

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New Zealand Rugby League working on unique World Cup bid that includes Pacific Islands

New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is in talks with the Government on a bid for the 2025 Rugby League World Cup, which will include co-hosting with Pacific Island nations, but not Australia. It would be a fully inclusive

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PNG high on the cards for NRL expansion, says Australian rugby league boss

Australian Rugby League Commission boss Peter V’landys has revealed plans for an expanded National Rugby League competition by 2026 with Papua New Guinea at the “top of the list” to win the code’s coveted 18th

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Olam is Tourism PNG Ambassador

Papua New Guinea rugby league icon and Australian NRL Melbourne Storms star centre Justin Olam is officially the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority’ s tourism brand Ambassador. The formal announcement was made in the

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