Muruks were hit by a dilemma this year as they plunged to last on the ladder but are already aiming high for the 2014 season.
Formerly known as the Maybe and Johnson Mendi Muruks, this Rugby League club has been home to many talents who’ve come and gone.
Last year’s Digicel Cup runners up were hit hard this season when former franchise owner Maybe and Johnson failed to renew its sponsorship resulting in many loyal and big name players walking off the club.
The 2013 semi-professional Digicel Cup Rugby League season hasn’t been all that kind to the former glamour team.
Petroleum Resources Kutubu Muruks have been beaten and dropped to last on the ladder, but what’s more inspiring, is all that is now a thing of the past.
With the help of sponsors and a group of patriotic Southern Highlanders at the forefront Mendi Muruks is aiming high and plan to go far with long time players Reuben Ruing sharing his experience with the club.
Other youngsters Joshua Mosley, Jepeth Pua and hard man Andrew Buka have vowed to stick with the Muruks through thick and thin.
The 2013 Digicel Cup season may have been a catastrophic year for the Mendi Muruks, but with new sponsors; PRK, Kiburu Lodge, Construct Oceanic Limited, Heli Solutions, and Members of Parliamen…raw talent from within the Province can be developed starting with a major fundraising dinner on the 15th of this month at the Dynasty Restaurant in Port Moresby.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, member for Ialibu Pangia is expected to be guest speaker.