PNG Sports Talk with NHookz: World Cups & PNG Barras


Hey, How are you all? Another week wrapping up some of the International Sporting fixtures happening around the globe.

Rugby League World Cup 9’s

Deemed a success by organisers, although the showing of people by way of the turnstiles indicated less than 30’000 over the 2day tourney. Not to be missed was the controversy of fielding and disqualifying under aged players as well as an all-in-brawl.

None the less, favourites Australia maintaining their dominance in the 9’s format in the Men’s game and in the Women’s despite topping the pool, the Jillaroos succumbed to an equally determined New Zealand Ferns. 

Both teams head into their trans-Tasman rivalry clash tonight to begin the Rugby League International fixture commencing in November  with a host of Pacific tier one nationals facing off in NZ and spread up over to Papua New Guinea.

World Cup Rugby

Japan and the Cherry Blossoms Rugby fairy tale comes to an end. All things considered it was exactly what every world staged tournament needs. A breath of fresh air, a story that shows that the different sports are making leeway’s in smaller and or  newer countries that are preparing and thriving  towards standing up to be counted. 

The preparation to detail and precision in technical and skill set was exactly what the Japanese exhibited. A culmination of work over a period of time to display what viewers saw as a ‘fairy tale’  more so the showing of hard work and dedication.

It will be still a tight finish as the All blacks take on a equally prepared Eddie Jones England while the Wale and South Africa will clash with big bodies to draw out the next weekend finalists.

I tip England and Wales to have a Northern Hemisphere World Cup Rugby final.


Wow, T20, PNG Barras! PNG Barramundi’s are slogging away for a first time finish in their attempt to gain entry in the T20  World Cup.

Currently 1st in the pool at the  qualifiers in Dubai The Barras making a real fist of the opportunity to make history for PNG cricket. Narrowly disposing of the more fancied Dutch the Barra’s gritty efforts saw off Neitherlands through Assad Vala 37 and Sese Bau 34 not out to sneak in 127 for 5 over the Dutch 127 for 7.

Today they have beaten Singapore and then have Kenya on Sunday.   

Whatever you’re onto this weekend. Play fair and play safe.


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