by Shane Saroya – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby
Off-field conduct has plagued the Rugby League fraternity over the years.
The NRL has taken drastic measures to discipline players for their off-field conduct, with players referred to judicial boards and fined, matches suspended, and players getting banned from respective sports due to the degree of their conduct.
In their second year of competing the Intrust Super Cup, the SP PNG Hunters, like any rugby league team, are taking a stance on players’ on and off-field conduct.
Flying centre, Noel Zemming, and Lawrence Tu-u, were recently suspended for their code of conduct.
PNGRFL is taking a zero tolerance stance toward all players’ conduct. They are adamant that rules and regulations apply to weekend footballers, as well as coaching of management staff.
The Hunters’ management is firm on harsh penalties for any players’ off-field conduct. All players, regardless of the level of competition they play, must uphold the rules and regulations of the game to build a stronger Rugby League culture in the country.