Morobe plans to lift standard of rugby

Normal, Sports

MOROBE rugby have set their sights on an executive plan to help raise the standard of the game in the province with proper management of clubs.
The union, after a careful discussion and deliberation, decided that this could only be achieved with proper sponsors and coaches for the clubs.
To kick start the plan, the Supporters Club of Rugby Union in Morobe (SCRUM), jumped on board yet again with their commitment to facilitate and conduct rugby coaching workshops for teachers and coaches.
The workshops started on March 12 and ended last Saturday.
The aim of the workshop is to equip coaches and teachers with the basic skills of rugby and laws of the game, with the non-existence of proper club coaches and common knowledge.
In another important move, the MRFU decided to reduce the number of clubs to six, three grades per club, premier, A grade and colts U19, which will see the merging of Vikings and Greyhounds, and Lae Tech and Royals.
The proper season will kick off on April 10 while the Coca-Cola schools rugby competition started with the U16 trials over the weekend.
Eight schools were part of the trials.
Senior city and country trials started the weekend before and were completed on Saturday, with possibles and probables squads to be named later this week before the Northern Reds trials for the Super 5s tournament.