Rugby League double header at National Football Stadium in February 24
PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Reatau Rau made the announcement at the Oil Search National Football Stadium that the annual Melanesian Cup challenge will be the first game on Saturday.
“The annual Rugby League International Federation sanctioned Melanesian Club challenge will be the first game played on Saturday (February 24),” Rau said.
“And PNGRFL is pleased to announce that it will be a double header international match on Saturday. Fiji premiers Nadi Aviators will take on current Melanesian Cup champions and Digicel Cup premiers Lae Snax Tigers at 12.45pm with the much anticipated trial match between the Brisbane Broncos and the SP PNG Hunters to take place at 3.30pm.”
He added that there will be a fan zone on match day with the sponsors and the partners of the SP PNG Hunters present to create a fan day experience.
Oil Search National Football Stadium Trustee Leon Buskens said the board is happy with the two matches and assured that the day will be memorable for everyone.
“On behalf of the board of trustees of the Oil Search National Football Stadium board of trustees we are once again pleased to partner with PNGRFL to bring another world-class event,” Buskens said.
“We thank the PNGRFL for this initiative to bring the Broncos to PNG.”
“I think the negotiations started in December and to bring their top players makes a strong statement.”
“We would like to thank all our spectators even those from overseas that reside in PNG that we assure we will provide a friendly and open atmosphere where you come here safe and go home safe.” Post Courier/Press Statement