The PNG SP Export Sevens abroad in Glasgow are well prepared for game day at the Commonwealth Games.
After several trial matches in London against Trinidad and Tobago, the boys, under the guidance of well acquainted sevens coach, Fereti Verebula, are confident that they will return with some positive results, and hopefully qualify for the Oceania Championships, following the Commonwealth Games.
After a two month long intensive training program in Canberra, there has been so much pressure surrounding the boys’ performance over in Glasgow.
Prior to game day, the boys have had two successful matches against Trinidad and Tobago in London city, in which the boys played to an exceptional standard.
Placed in Pool C, the Pukpuks are up against Samoa currently ranked 8th on the IRB ranking, while Wales is ranked 11th and Malaysia placed 71.
While the Pukpuks are struggling to earn a placing on the IRB world ranking, the Commonwealth Games provide an excellent opening for our men representing PNG, to prove their worth at such an elite international competition.
Stanis Susuve has confirmed that the boys are ready, and have no concerns, as game day approaches.
The Pukpuks will play Samoa, Malaysia and Wales on the 26th of July, with medal finals held on the 27th.
While the boys are backing themselves, this is a golden opportunity for youngster Emmanuel Guise to prove his selection as play maker of the team, while senior and experienced players, Butler Morris, Billy Torea and Henry Tseraha should make no mistakes, in leading the team over in Glasgow.
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