In Rugby Union, the last two weeks of the Export Rugby Championships in various locations around the country has done a lot for rugby 15s, as more players from rugby 7s background took part in the 15s competition.
After observing matches in Lae, Rabaul and Port Moresby, Rugby Union National Coach, Sydney Wesley, is now looking forward to a fruitful year of Rugby 15s next year.
Wesley is now hopeful the hosting of competitions like the Export Rugby Championships can elevate the possibilities of rugby 15s to be played nationwide by 2017.
This is because most rugby union competitions in the country have been playing 7s for the last couple of years.
He said, Export Rugby currently stands to push for a higher level of rugby, and 15s is the level to play at.
Surprisingly, most players who took part in the Export Rugby over the last two weeks in Lae, Rabaul and Port Moresby, displayed brilliant skills and have proved competitive in 15s despite playing 7s in their normal competitions.
Wesley added this is a promising outcome as this shows they can be able to take rugby union to another level.
Meanwhile, Export Rugby continues and more players continue to show potential on the field.