PRK Mendi Muruks CEO, Mr. James Hun is calling on the PNGNRL, to bring in Queensland Rugby League referees to officiate the games played by the local rugby league teams. Mr Hun’s call comes after a recent decision made by the PNGNRL Competition officials at the match played between Mendi Muruk and Agmark Rabaul Gurias on Sunday 27th May at Kalabond Oval as biased.
According to the official press statement released yesterday (May 29), the manner in which the official referee, Mr. Hanua Rupa and the Linesman, Mr. Nick Pati, conducted in making a ruling over the try scored by Mendi Muruk at the 75th minute, was biased.
Mr. Hun said the try scored at that (75th) minute would have been a victory call for the Mendi Muruks however, that did not occur. The team is unhappy over the ruling made by the official referee and linesman.
Hun says this is the third time PRK Mendi Muruks have been denied points in their games. He is now calling on the PNGNRL to look into such matters, and have them addressed as it limits the hopes of those playing in the competition; in this case, the Mendi Muruks team.
“I’m calling on PNGNRL to bring in Queensland Rugby League referees to officiate our games or look for other alternatives to produce quality match refereeing. Poor refereeing has caused a lot of league violence in the country. Rugby League is dying because of such calls by referees and linesman. Franchises spend millions in year to run a club and every sponsor want the value of their money. And all we want is a better quality game played so that the best team can win with fear or favor.” said Mr. Hun.