PNG Rugby Football Union is heading in the right direction after the Pukpuks Sevens had an impressive campaign at the Darwin and Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, early this month.
PNGRFU president Richard Sapias said they had a fair idea of where PNG Sevens and would be working towards achieving better outcomes in future.
“We have a positive outlook and plan for PNG Sevens. We are continuously working to achieve better results and I must add we have a very strong side,” Sapias said.
He was speaking at the welcome reception of the PNG Pukpuk Sevens at the SP Brewkettle in Gordon last week.
He acknowledged the support of SP Brewery and other minor sponsors for assisting the team to compete in these tournaments.
He also congratulated the team members, the coaches, the management and the other staff who tirelessly worked towards achieving an impressive result.
SP Brewery managing director Stan Joyce said he was pleased to note their success after coming fourth at the Oceania Sevens in Darwin.
SP Brewery had forked out K50,000 to enable the Pukpuk Sevens to participate in the events.
Joyce also commended their success at the Commonwealth Games, saying that they had proven to be a strong side.
He added that they had improved and stood a chance against top tier rugby sevens nations after upsetting Samoa who previously marred their chances in Darwin.
“The Commonwealth Games results confirmed that we are going somewhere with sevens and we will be proud to continue our support for the team,” Joyce said.
He added that SP Brewery would be going through a proposal submitted by the PNGRFU for areas the company would be stepping to assist.