ICTSI PNG Palais Preparing Well for Sydney and Hong Kong 7’s

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By Godwin Eki – EMTV Sports, Port Moresby


National Women’s Rugby Team, ICTSI South Pacific PNG Palais, will be representing the country at the Sydney and Hong Kong legs of the HSBC 7’s respectively.

Preparations are going well, with the team now under new management.

The national women’s rugby sevens team, the Palais, qualified for the Sydney and Hong Kong legs of the HSBC 7s.

The ICTSI SP sponsored team began preparations for these two tournaments soon after returning from the Oceania Rugby Seven’s in Fiji.

Training continued up until last week, with players now taking a few days off.

They will resume ahead of their tournament in Sydney, with the final traveling squad yet to be confirmed.

Rapilla added that having the presence of international players will help boost the team’s morale and more so performance.

Whilst 2018 has been a tough year for both players and management, things are finally started to look promising for the future of the Palais.

The Sydney and Hong Kong Legs of the 7’s series are critical, as they will determine the Palais placing in the overall 7’s World circuit.


Godwin Eki

has been a Sports Reporter since he started work with Media Niugini Limited in 2013, under News and Production. Coming from a background in Nursing and Paramedics from Queensland, Australia, he finds it interesting covering sports from the community level right through to the regional level. Hoping to one day tap into reporting on PNG politics, economics, environmental issues and other challenges Papua New Guineans face, he’s also covered stories on a variety of topics other than sports. His philosophy is: Believe, Act and Pursue.

Godwin Eki