Showing posts with label intrust Super Cup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intrust Super Cup. Show all posts

Who is 2020 PNG Hunter's New Coach?

2020 PNG Hunters new coach, Matthew Church, is a not new to rugby League. He has been fundamental in the development of young talents in the under 15, 16, 18 and 20 levels


He is an experienced assistant coach at junior levels and head coach at East Tigers under 20 and Meninga cup under 18.

Matt has a long coaching career at the junior levels. He seems to be the kind of person to go to when you wanted to develop young talents.

2020 PNG Hunters New Coach a Fan Fav?

However, Matt may be new to the PNG RL politics and fans. He may need time to adjust to the madness of rugby League when things go well.

He also will have to prepare for times when things do not work out right. In fact, there is a a ‘big shoe’ to fill and the expectations are high.  Matt is probably aware of it!

It is important that Matt sets his direction for the Hunters early on – where he wants to see the players and team by the end of 2020 season. 

The direction can be in several  ways, but importantly success of individual players is also the success for the team as  whole.

Direction for PNG Hunters in 2020

One way to set a direction and measure it is to successfully connect players to the QRL (Intrust Super Cup) ,NSWRL, NRL or other international competitions.

Another direction can be for the team to be successful in the QRL competition. And that is to not fall below the precedence set by the previous players and coach.

Having said that, Matt is focused on the PNG Hunters in 2020 with his sight on the Digicel Cup comp.

He said
"I'm just looking forward to developing those players and the staff in and around the Hunters and hopefully working in the Digicel Cup (domestic competition in Papua New Guinea) as well to raise coach education,".
We wish him and the 2020 PNG Hunters all the best in the Intrust comp.

PNG Kumuls vs Toa Samoa Pacific Test: A Combo of Young and Talented NRL and Intrust Super Cup Players

The 2019 Pacific Test is sure to be a ripper between the PNG Kumuls and Toa Samoa at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday June 22.
samoa vs png 2019
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Papua New Guinea Kumuls is putting together a strong 18 men team for the Pacific Test 2019 composed of players from NRL and Queensland Intrust Cup:

  • NRL= 7 players
  • Wynnum Manly = 3 player
  • PNG Hunters = 5 players
  • North Devils = 1 player
  • Townsville Blackhawks = 1 player
  • Burleigh Bears = 1 player
Recommended reading: samoa vs png 2019 and Lions vs PNG Kumuls Fixtures.

  1. Edene Gabbie Wynnum Manly
  2. Edwin Epape Wynnum Manly
  3. Enock Maki PNG Hunter
  4. James Segeyaro Brisbane Broncos
  5. Junior Rau PNG Hunters
  6. Justin Olam Melbourne Storm
  7. Kurt Baptiste North Queensland Cowboys
  8. Kyle Laybutt Townsville Blackhawks
  9. Lachlan Lam Sydney Roosters
  10. Luke Page Burleigh Bears
  11. Moses Meninga PNG Hunters
  12. Nixon Putt Norths Devils 
  13. Rhadley Brawa Wynnum Manly
  14. Rhyse Martin Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
  15. Stanton Albert PNG Hunters
  16. Terry Wapi PNG Hunters
  17. Xavier Coates Brisbane Broncos
  18. Zev John Melbourne Storm
For the complete Pacific Test samoa vs png 2019 and British Lions vs PNG Kumuls fixtures, see here.

5 Good Reasons NRL Players Should Be Excluded From Intrust Super Cup Final Games

The NRL (National Rugby League) players had been called up to play in the Intrust Super Cup (ISC) final games in the past. These players potentially changed the outcomes of games at ISC level.

The argument of teams taking on the challenge and either win or lose is one thing. But, is it fair?

Here are 5 reasons why the NRL players should not play any ISC final games:



1. The NRL fultime players have not played a single ISC game all season. They are slotted in last minute to just win a game. Fact.

For NRL players to qualify to play, the players must play some ISC games during the 2017 season. Probably 5 or more games. It is not late yet for the Intrust Super Cup management to come up with some control measures if the management does not have one yet. 

2. The NRL players are from eliminated teams - their teams have not made it to NRL finals. That means that they have rested well for several weeks. The players should not be included in ISC final games as it is not fair on players who have been leading the team to this stage.