Lam must go: Ravu

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The National, Thursday November 7th, 2013

 FORMER Port Moresby rugby league chairman Solomon Ravu said Adrian Lam’s World Cup record for 2008 and 2013 is predictable.

“No wins and with current world champions New Zealand up next on Saturday, it will be a winless record,” Ravu said.

Ravu said the 38-4 loss to the Samoans is a very disappointing performance especially when it was obvious that too many Kumul players were playing out of position.

“It’s time for Adrian Lam to go, there is no national coach that remains so long without winning,” he said.

Ravu said the 2000 World Cup pool matches were won under Bob Bennett for the record.

“I don’t believe Lam and and Mal have the heart for the game in PNG. The time for experimenting with backs filling in for the forwards should have been tried and tested before the World Cup. Lam must be held accountable for the disastrous World Cup performance so far,” he said.

He said the Kumuls need fresh people for the 2018 World Cup, new structure for PNGRFL and include junior competitions in towns and villages.

“If we want to be serious contenders in the future, forget the NRL and concentrate on developing our leagues and junior pathways,” he added.