The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013
I WOULD like to express my views over the recent media outbursts by some Papua New Guinean rugby league personalities on the dismal performance of the PNG PM’s XIII against the Australian PM’s XIII.
Let us not anticipate glory against the Australians in a rush.
PNG league coaches and administrators must bear in mind that beating Australia cannot come overnight even with Mal Meninga as the Kumuls’ coaching director.
Adrian Lam and Meninga have done a tremendous job in running the Kumuls’ training camps.
The two coaches must be allowed to perform their job in the next couple of years so that Papua New Guineans can see the difference they make.
The two coaches have NRL experience and history.
It is a bonus for PNG, especially in the proposed participation of a PNG team in the QRL and in marketing our players oversea.
Meninga commands great respect in the QRL because of his historical achievements with the Queensland Maroons.
League and other sports are becoming multi-national in approach and PNG must also develop in that aspect.
So please be patient and allow Meninga and Lam to do their jobs