Broncos game called off


THE much anticipated SP PNG Hunters trial against the Brisbane Broncos has been called off.
PNG Rugby Football League chief executive Reatau Rau said the Broncos management and new coach Anthony Seibold cancelled the trial fixture last weekend.
“The trial was former coach Wayne Bennet’s plan,” Rau said. “However when new coach Anthony Seibold took the reins last December, he and his staff and management had their priorities and the trial match against the Hunters was not one of them,” Rau said.
Rau said initially it was suggested that a Broncos development squad would come to Port Moresby to take on the Hunters.
“Last weekend they decided that no Broncos team would travel up,” Rau said.
He said it was disappointing news but, “We respect that decision and the trial match against the Brisbane Broncos scheduled for February 23 in Port Moresby is now officially cancelled.”
Coach Michael Marum said that the SP Hunters would not have a pre-season trial match this season and would now prepare for the first round match against Tweed Heads Seagulls in Brisbane on March 10.
“We can’t do much about it,” Marum said.
“Other ISC clubs offered to host a trial in Brisbane but the logistics and costs involved to arrange this at this stage is enormous. Therefore we will not have a trial match but instead prepare as well as we can for the first game on March 10,” Marum said.


  • What’s really behind this. It it just sour grapes from Broncos management? Would like to hear Paul Whites comment on this.

  • Sour grapes. Broncos always had a huge fan base this side of the border. Maybe Seibold didn’t know that or simply just couldn’t care less. You just lost this fan.

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