THE Agmark Gurias were given a taste of their own rugby league medicine by a strong Canterbury Bulldogs New South Wales Cup team at Belmore Park on Saturday.
The Gurias basically had no chance to settle in as the second tier Bulldogs outfit opened up a 34-8 half-time lead, and basically went for broke in their 66-14 belting.
For newly promoted coach Oscar Tonga, it would been a huge eye-opener and in turn would have picked up a lot of new ideas for the East New Britain Digicel Cup franchise to build on in the coming season.
The NSW Cup competition is the feeder competition that caters for National Rugby League (NRL) clubs that are based in NSW.
The players are fringe players for the NRL.
The Gurias despite having the services of World Cup halves combination of Dion Aiye and Ase Boas, they couldn’t do much against a side that dominated ball possession throughout the whole match.
The match is part of the Gurias off-season build-up. The starting line-up: Boas Ruru (full-back), Chris Jerry, William Aquila (wings), Nelson Daplen, Jacky Marcus (centres), Aiye (five-eighth), Boas (half-back), Junior Pangogo, Travis Waninara (props), Sakias Kabange (hooker), Emmanuel John, Kevin Frank (second-row) and Danny Patrick (lock).
The team arrived yesterday.
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Downer Rugby League 9s World Cup
- PNG Kumuls 0 Australia 26
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- PNG Kumuls 23 USA Tomahawks 10
Pacific Test Results
201 9 - PNG Kumuls 28 Great Britain Lions 10
2019 - Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 20
2019 - PNG Kumls 6 Samoa 24
2018 - PNG Kumuls 26 Fiji Bati 14
2017 - PNG Kumuls 32 Cook Islands 22
2016 - PNG Kumuls 24 Fiji Bati 22
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World Cup Results
Round 1 : PNG Kumuls 50 Wales 6
Round 2: PNG Kumuls 14 Ireland 6
Round 3 PNG Kumuls 64 USA 0
Quarter Finals : PNG Kumuls 6 England 36