The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013
FOR those who blame the coaches and selectors for the Kumuls’ loss to the Kangaroos, I say stop, think and do not be quick to judge.
Mal Meninga was absolutely spot-on when he said that PNG league had gone backwards and the quality of the players was poor.
PNG has a long way to go before it can compete at the international level.
He was simply telling us the reality of the situation and I give him my respect for telling us the truth.
We should bow our heads in shame and take his advice seriously if we are to ever succeed in rugby league in the future.
Enough of boasting about the Kumuls and beating our chests with pride when we cannot even perform on the field.
Remember, the Bible says, “Those who humble themselves will be made great” and this is true in every aspect of life.
If we want to be a great force to be reckoned with, it is time to humble ourselves and listen to the advice and wisdom from rugby’s greats like Meninga and Adrian Lam, who have been there and know what it takes to win.