Boroko Motors to drive rugby through its Jeep brand

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BOROKO Motors, one of Papua New Guinea’s leading auto dealers, announced that it would  be supporting the PNG Rugby Football Union through its Jeep brand and also its current leading statistics.
Boroko Motors general manager Martyn Dawson was pleased to announce that the company had released a K260,000 Jeep Cherokee to the PNGRFU sevens side which is currently used by the new coach Shane Howarth to carry out rugby duties.
“In light of the team’s achievements to qualify for the Oceania Sevens tournament in Darwin and the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, and the tremendous support given by other companies, we at Boroko Motors feel the urge to assist the team in a small way,” Dawson said.
“As a New Zealander, where rugby union is big, rugby does not have to ask for sponsorships.
“Companies race to the door to chip in anyway possible and with the current coach who is an All Black representative we would like to showcase such support that would benefit the team,” Dawson said.
Howarth also extended his gratitude towards the gesture that Boroko Motors had given, saying “it is good to see that even though these are trying times in PNG, it is very pleasing to see companies come out with such generous support for rugby”.
He confirmed that the team had been preparing after getting together in the last three weeks.
“They are a fantastic bunch of boys and we will do PNG proud as there is no reason why we can’t win and even finish in the top two at the Oceania tournament,” Howarth said.
The team will begin their quest in Darwin on Oct1-2 and then arrive in New Delhi in time for the Commonwealth Games on Oct 4.
PNG Sevens team captain Douglas Guise said: “Shane is a very good coach and brings a lot to the team.
“We are privileged to have him here. With his extensive knowledge, he knows how to bring the best out of the boys and we remain positive to do the country proud,” he added.