Rugby boss to step down from post

The National,Tuesday July 5th, 2016

PAPUA New Guinea Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) president Richard Sapias has dropped a bomb-shell, saying he will step down from the post he has occupied for seven years.
In a media statement yesterday, Sapias announced his resignation as head of Rugby PNG.
Sapias, who was elevated to the position of Oceania Rugby president in April this year during the annual general meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday said the new role required him to step down.
Sapias, who has also been appointed onto a regional committee for World Rugby, said his hands would be too full to juggle both roles.
He said there was still much to be done but funding was a hindrance.
“There is no quick-fix solution,” Sapias said.
When asked about the sevens programme, he said in comparison with how other countries were spending money to develop their players, PNG sevens received less.
“Despite this, we are doing well,” he said. “As a union, the challenges are immense and the body has better chances of achieving more on the world stage by working together.”