New South Wales Under 23 in Port Moresby

By Fidelis Sukina – EMTV News, Port Moresby

The Under 23 New South Wales Countryside arrived in Port Moresby today(October 11), and had a soft training run at the National Football Stadium.

The players looked determined and breezed through plays with precision.

They are confident in their preparations, after having a trial run against the Australian Defence force team in Brisbane.

The team arrived 12:30 pm this afternoon, made up of country players around New South Wales countryside, the team is confident of a strong challenge from the local Under 23 Papua New Guinea players from the Digicel Cup.

Coach Josh Cale says it is an opportunity for the team to give a strong showing against what he described as a ‘tough built group of players’ which the Country New South Wales team expect to come strong in hit-ups and tackles.

Captain Ryle Thomas says this is a good opportunity to develop themselves as players; he is the only remaining player, who played in last years Under 23 country team that beat the Scotland World Cup side 50-14 and lost to the Samoa World Cup side 40-20.

The players mean business and have a host of former Toyota Cup under 20 players, and coaching staff made up of former NRL players, a notable one in Bulldogs premiership-winning forward, Andrew Ryan

Fidelis Sukina

A PNG Studies graduate from Divine Word University who majored in International Relations, A passionate person about mass media, worked in the Print media and now joining the most senior Broadcast newsroom in PNG, he reports on General News and Sports in the Nambawan to Watch Station EMTV

Fidelis Sukina
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