THE Papua New Guinea Women’s Rugby Football League inaugural national championship was launched yesterday at the Lae rugby league ground by president Wendy Kohun with Northern regional director Russ Kaupa.
The teams will fight for the Chinese Railway Construction & Engineering Cup.
A disappointed Kohum said the tournament initially planned to start on Monday was delayed because of late arrivals of participating associations from around the country.
Hosts Lae Bullets, Chimbu Ambai, Chimbu Bomagi, Hagen, Banj and Kunjil attended the launch, while Fatima, Minj, Goroka and National Capital District have confirmed they will still attend the day one of matches today as their travel arrangements were being delayed.
Bougainville, Kokopo and two Port Moresby teams have confirmed that they will not attend due to a lack of funding.
“Whether we have support or not we will still prove ourselves,” Kohun said.
“Rugby league is dominated by men and like them we will also go the hard way and sweat it out.”
Kohun said despite the commitments and assurances, PNGWRL sadly was not getting enough attention and assistance.
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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
2015- Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 22
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