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January 20, 2022
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Meninga PNG Cannot Expect Miracles Overnight

Team Kumul Coaching Director, Mal Meninga says Rugby League has been on its knees for years anPNG cannot expect miracles overnight.

Meninga issued a two page statement yesterday to clearthe air on allthe critics inthe Media, followingthe Kumuls loss tothe Australia’s inthe Prime Minister’s XIII Challenge.


Meninga has come out strongly defending if not throwing his support behindthe current team, administrators andthe Government for their backing.


The question being asked by many Papua New Guineas and Rugby League followers: ‘What went wrong with Team Kumul’s performance?’  Meninga saysthe people oPNG need to be patient and allow Team Kumul to buildtheir programthen judgethem.


Meninga says this is a five year plan and only one promise can be made and that’s withthe right  structures, programs and people, Rugby League can achieve what every supporter wants.



Meninga says players need to be nurtured, educated and trained.


They need more than just turning up to a game and be expected to beatthe best intheWorld.


Meninga futher added that as adults, parents, teachers and supporters, everyone needs to have faith inthe team’s endeavors and not tearthem down at every opportunity.


Meninga has appealed tothe people oPNG and Rugby League followers to realize that one win doesn’t make a season nor does one loss make it a failure.



Deputy Chairman Tsaka says it’s time to start managing RUGBe League properly for the sake ofthe players and Lepa’s claims were untrue as it was a team effort to finalize Team Kumul totheWorld Cup.


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