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Wabag to host Country Round Intrust Super Cup match between PNG Hunters and East Tigers


SP Hunters will host East Tigers in the Round 18 Intrust Super Cup (ISC) Country Week game at
the Aipus Oval in Wabag, Enga Province on Saturday July 20, 2019.

PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau said today that after an inspection by Coach Michael Marum early this
week, Queensland Rugby League gave its approval late yesterday.

“Queensland Rugby League’s (QRL) ISC competition manager Dave Maiden confirmed late on
Tuesday upon recommendations by Coach Michael Marum that outstanding issues in particular
the condition of the playing surface after his visit at the end of May have met the requirements
set and the game would proceed as scheduled,” Rau said.

Rau said the Enga Provincial Government has invested in a new stadium which includes modern
change rooms, medical and referees rooms etc.

“The country round match will be the first to use this new facility,” Rau said.

He said the theme for the Country Week was – Get in the Game – and this includes community
engagements and conducting coaching clinics which the SP Hunters players and staff will attend

“The QRL has advised that activities such as clinics, school visits, junior league visits, coaching
and referees course updates and female participation visits must be undertaken at each host
venues during that weekend,” Rau said.

He added Kimbe was also touted to be hosts, however were not considered as they did not
meet one of the conditions which was to play a Digicel Cup match last weekend at the Sir
Muthuval stadium. “That game was cancelled due to the volcano disaster and moved to Kokopo
which ruled them out,” Rau said.

He said an itinerary on when the SP Hunters players travel to Wabag and a program of the
community engagements leading up to game day will be released early next week.

“We will also advise ticket prices, outlets where you can purchase tickets from and when they
go on sale next week,” Rau said.

He acknowledged the support from the QRL and all the SP Hunters partners and sponsors. “On
behalf of the PNGRFL Board Chairman Sandis Tsaka, Directors and all stakeholders, I thank Dave
Maiden and staff of QRL for their confidence to host the Country Week in Wabag,” Rau said.

“This is the first time for residents of Enga and nearby Highlands towns to see the SP Hunters
play in Wabag,” he said. “The game will be televised ‘live’ out of Wabag and we plan to deliver
the standards and experiences applied in Port Moresby to make the Get in The Game Country
week a success,” Rau concluded.

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