Exciting times ahead for rugby union, says Liri

first_imgRugby BY SIMON KESLEP There are brighter days ahead for rugby to reach new heights especially competition pathways. PNG Rugby Football Union administrator Martin Liri said there is determination and drive towards achieving the possibilities of hosting Oceania Rugby competitions in the future here in PNG. Liri said this during Wednesday’s media conference with Oceania Rugby competitions manager Wayne Schuster. The highlight of Schuster’s visit to Port Moresby was to discuss with key corporate communities the possibilities of hosting a regional competition targeting the mens 15s format. “We have the drive and determination and so we must make the most of the opportunities we have,” said Liri. “You can never measure how good you are until you play competitions. Regular competitions are important and we are amateur athletes and that is the incentives for sports men and women to aspire, to represent their country.” Liri added this is such opportunity available they are appealing to all corporate sponsors that there is facilities, boxes have been ticked and what needs to be done now is to make use of opportunities. He said international competitions are not easy, they are high standard and the visitation by Schuster depicts the prospects of hosting regional competitions at facilities in the country. “For us a country like PNG, we have the home crowd advantage, we have corporate who are supporting PNG RFU to get mileage of their sponsorship and international competition provides that opportunity,” said Liri. This minimizes the gap of having to travel overseas to witness international games and the opportunity of being a host is to provide rugby follows the chance to witness international teams coming and playing in PNG.last_img read more

Woods makes the Memorial cut with Palmer and Finau leading

first_imgLast Updated: 18th July, 2020 06:37 IST Woods Makes The Memorial Cut With Palmer And Finau Leading Five months without competition, and Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial. None was bigger than a 7-foot par putt on his final hole COMMENT Five months without competition, and Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial. None was bigger than a 7-foot par putt on his final hole.It kept him from going home.Woods missed a pair of 3-foot putts early that shut down any momentum, twice missed the green with awkward chip shots in deep rough and had to finish birdie-birdie-par for a 4-over 76.It was just enough to make the cut on the number at 3-over 147, his highest 36-hole score at Muirfield Village since his Memorial debut in 1997.Ryan Palmer (68) and Tony Finau (69) managed just fine and were tied for the lead, leaving Woods 12 shots behind going into the weekend.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img First Published: 18th July, 2020 06:37 IST WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more