The 2016 Export Rugby Championship is said to be the breeding ground of future PNG Pukpuk players.
Over the past two rounds, a gush of talent has surfaced, impressing national coach, Sydney Wesley.
One lad worth mentioning is the young 20-year-old from New Ireland Province.
Alois Pitalai could very well be PNG Rugby’s next best thing!
This new kid on the block, fullback for the New Ireland Drongos, could very well be PNG Rugby’s best prospect at hand. He’s young, he’s fresh, and he’s got a whole heap of talent.
Level headed as he is, Pitalai’s ultimate objective doesn’t seem that big of a challenge following the footsteps of his father, a former Pukpuk, George Pitalai.
“My father is a former Pukpuk, and because of that I support the development of 15s rugby, and hopefully one day, want to be just like him,” said Pitalai.
Pitalai isn’t very far off from his dream with national coach, Sydney Wesley’s eyes already set on him, all it takes is a little more time, and dedication to the 15-man game.
“If I were to choose some from the team, he would be my pick. He did some great things during the game,” said Wesley.
The Export Rugby Championships has so far created windows of opportunities for the developing unions to put on display some of their unseen talents.