Lae Harlies ready for new season of rugby

Normal, Sports

The National, Thursday March 13th, 2014

 THE Harlequins Rugby Club of Lae, will run onto the SCRUM Oval in this season with new set of uniforms.

Three sets of jerseys for the Under-21, A and Premier grades and a fourth set for sevens was bought at a cost of A$7,779 (K18,288) were presented to club officials and players by Hornibrooks NGI’s marketing manager Samadhi Lewis on Tuesday. 

The club which started as Medics changed to Vikings eventually changed to Harlequins in the 1990s has produced provincial and national representatives.

Hornibrooks’ association with the club goes back to 2005 and this is the ninth year for the company to assist the club which is made up of youths and students living at Papuan compound, Salamanda and surrounding areas in the ward three council area of Lae Urban.

Club president Tara Leonard Mora thanked the company for their continuous support for the past nine years saying that the relationship was built on respect and strong management and values.

Mora appealed to players from all grades to wear the uniforms with pride and to exhibit the values and principles the club and sponsor stood for in the community.

He said the continuous backing from Hornibrooks had enable them to develop into a premiership-winning club with “Harlies” the current champions of the Morobe rugby union competition. The club has won four premierships and lost six all against Royals.