The National – Thursday, June 23, 2011
SO much hype has been made about the entry of Gulf Isapeas in the Digicel Cup this season.
The current bunch of players is nothing but a disgrace to the league-loving people of Gulf province.
They are an embarrassment to the code.
The players cannot play rugby league. Period.
There is a lack of team spirit, cohesion, flair, prowess and aptitude of players gone by like Isa Mai, Tati “Thunder” Iavara, Henry “Siapea” Miro and Gideon “Giddy” Kouoru to name a few.
Come rain, hail or shine, these were the types of players that filled the PRL grounds week in week out in their heyday.
These were the types of players that spilled blood and sent PRL into rapturous roar that could be heard as far away as the medical wards of the Port Moresby General Hospital.
These were the types of players that filled the grandstand with passionate fans who would hang around long after the final whistle had been blown, singing Kei ave saia well into the night.
Gulf people pride themselves in rugby league and know how it should be played.
The management, coaching staff and the players must lift their game like the power and spirit of the crocodile if they are to win any support and following from the true blue league-loving or rather league-starved Gulf people.