Pukpuks thrill students

Normal, Sports

The National, Wednesday June 18th, 2013

 PAPUA New Guinea Monier Pukpuks manager Billy Rapilla is hoping schools come out to support the team during the Federation of Rugby Union (FORU) Cup tournament in Port Moresby.

With just 12 days to the tournament, members of the Pukpuks have taken time out this week to share their skills and knowledge of the sport with children in schools.

Yesterday, grades 4–8 students of The Ela Murray International School (TEMIS) ran through basic ball drills, line-outs and scrums with their union heroes.

“We are hoping that the schools come out and support the team during the tournament and from this adventure, the kids are able to identify our national representatives,” Rapilla said.

“Through these visits, there is hope that the kids may have dreams of becoming a Pukpuk one day,” Rapilla said.

TEMIS physical education teacher Marge Yukil thanked the players for their time, saying the students enjoyed themselves.