Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League is bracing for the national selection trials for the Commonwealth Rugby League Championships Under 19 Nines in Lae this Thursday.
The trials are delivered through the PNGRFL Team Kumul program.
Over 60 players from around the country will be involved in a one-day trial where the National Selectors will name the final team for the Commonwealth Rugby League Championships in Glasgow, Scotland on 27th & 28th June, 2014.
A total of 15 players and five officials will be named for the championships.
The players are those submitted by the 14 PNGRFL Team Kumul Development Officers, who were engaged early this year to put into motion the league’s aims to grow the game at all levels.
Additional players have been identified from last two years elite schoolboys camps and tours,, plus added from the PNG Hunters and the Digicel Cup to ensure selectors have best available talent on show at the selection trials.
The stringent requirement to be eligible to compete in the International Tournament included presentation of Birth Certificates prior to the Selection Trials.
Players also have to be turning 17, 18 or 19 in 2014 to be eligible. Players who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to participate.
PNG has been pooled in the same group as South Africa, England and Canada. The others are Jamaica, Scotland, Wales and Australia.
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