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PNG Binatangs On Point

The PNG Binatangs were a class above New Zealand and AFL Oceania in the South Pacific Cup played in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia.  

The Binatangs walked away winners in the opener with 8 points and 5 behinds, totaling 53, against the much fancied New Zealand outfit who managed only one behind.

The U16 Coca Cola PNG Binatangs were determined, opening the 2014 South Pacific Cup campaign in style.


The team took on the New Zealand Hawks over the weekend, flaring the Coffs Harbour International Stadium in New South Wales with an easy win with 8 points and 5 behinds; a total of 53.


The Binatangs showcased their talent by limiting their errors while improving on discipline which resulted in Katah Siwee receiving his first ever ‘specky’.


In game two, the Oceania side was strong and no easy beats, but PNG proved their worthiness, having the likes of Cyril Baki, Katah Siwee, Nathaniel Noke and Gilmore Morehari.


Binatangs managed 6 points, 1 behind, totaling 37 while AFL Oceania bowed out scoreless.


AFL greats were on hand to assist with the teams. Brisbane Lions triple premiership hero Chris Johnson ran the bench for PNG with the assistance of Sydney Swans Premiership star Michael O’Loughlin.


Also present was the AFL famous legendary player and coach, the great Kevin Sheedy.


A combined South Pacific side takes on the Indigenous Boomerangs tomorrow before the Binatangs slip back into the country on Thursday.

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