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July 12, 2020
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Update For Rugby 7’s In Glasgow

The PNG Pukpuks will return to the country with their heads held high despite bowing out of medal contention in Glasgow.

Earning a victorious win over Malaysia, the Pukpuks lost the next two games against Samoa and Wales, who later went on to play Australia in the semi-finals.


New Zealand, the favoured team to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in sevens rugby, fell short of a victory against the South African Springboks, who went on to win gold.


Placed in a challenging pool, the PNG Pukpuks gave their all in all three games.


The Pukpuks lost to Samoa, 5 tries to 2, with Billy Torea and Hensley Peter scoring the only tries for PNG. Building on their loss, they earned a smashing victory against Malaysia, 33 points to 7, only to face a devastating loss to the 8th IRB-ranked Wales, 29-7.


Following their preliminary matches, the Pukpuks lost to Cook Islands in the bowl semi-finals.


With the ACT Brumbies partnership and a young player combination, the Pukpuks have gained much experience and exposure and will prepare for upcoming 7’s tournaMen’s and the 2015 Pacific Games.


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