Moresby South Rugby League to return with strict protocols


MORESBY South Rugby League will resume the Justin Tkatchenko Cup under strict standard operating procedures at Moresby South Stadium on Sunday.
The playoff for the eighth A-grade spot will be between Korobosea Souths and Kone Eagles with the winner to play Vadavada United in a sudden-death encounter the following weekend.
The playoff for the eighth Under-20s spot is between 6-Mile Crows and Taurama Wolfpack with the winner to play Talai Spartans.
In last week’s delegates meeting, all teams in the playoffs were warned to follow the procedures for the remainder of the season amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
“All the teams are allowed only 17 players and five officials to enter the gate with face masks,” the league said in a statement.
“After their games, all players are to vacate the venue.
“Team officials are to leave the premises too.
“No spectators will be allowed at the venue during the four-week finals.
“Teams are not to field players who have played in the Port Moresby Rugby Football League or any other competitions in the city.
“These players can be identified easily and told to leave the field of play.
“To avoid embarrassment, ineligible players should not be involved in the playoffs.”
The league praised its treasurer, Bagelo Solien, for his efforts in securing approval from the National Control Centre and Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation to resume the competition.