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PNG Hunters, Townsville Blackhawks to play for Air Niugini Cup

The SP Hunters will take on Townsville     Blackhawks in round 12 of the Intrust Super Cup competition at the National Football Stadium for the inaugural Air Niugini Cup.
To commemorate the recently launched direct flights between Port Moresby and Townsville, Air Niugini has put up the perpetual Air Niugini Cup to be played for this weekend between the two teams.

Air Niugini CEO Simon Foo said the Cup will be played for on an annual basis, and will encourage country folk living in and around Townsville, supporters of Blackhawks as well the business and corporate community.

He said this year Air Niugini’s Cup will pay tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Kokoda. He further stated that the game this weekend will pay tribute to notable and observances causes, so the Air Niugini Cup played between these two teams will be special.
PNG Rugby Football League CEO Reatau Rau said he was grateful for Air Niugini’s continuous support to the SP Hunters as well as rugby league throughout the country.
Mr Rau said the curtain raiser game this Sunday will see Digicel Cup teams Hela Wigmen and Rabaul Gurias go head to head and has thanked Air Niugini for the special discount fares for supporters of both teams to travel to Port Moresby to watch the game.

He stated that this is in addition to the support given for the Port Moresby-Townsville return fares and they really appreciate and grateful for the support Air Niugini is giving. He expressed gratitude to the Chairman and CEO of the QRL for giving their blessing for the Air Niugini Cup.
Sunday game will kick off at 3pm at National Football Stadium. PNGFM/PNG Today
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