By Elijah Lavett – EMTV Sports
The Rugby League International Federation has put in place plans to grow the game in the Pacific Region.
They plan on not only developing the game with tier 1 matches but on all facets starting from the under 10’s competition.
This is an interesting time for the international federation with the development work going on in the Pacific region.
They aim to have matches played in different Pacific Nations by bringing teams from the northern hemisphere.
This also gives a chance for pacific island countries to showcase the diverse cultures through rugby league.
Not only will the RLIF help develop the sport in the nation but also support the local federations.
The RLIF annual conference will be held later this month in England where PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka and CEO Reatau Rau will attend.
This is where the International playing calendar for 2019 will be drawn up.
The calendar may see PNG hosting teams from the Northern Hemisphere and the Pacific Region in some international matches next year.