Oceania under 19 championship- PNG impress again
Papua New Guinea continued their quest for a place at next year’s IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy with another impressive Pool A performance, this time defeating Vanuatu 47-0.
Continuing their game plan of attempting to keep the ball alive at every opportunity, PNG scored seven tries to kill off a valiant Vanuatu effort and guaranteeing them a place in the match between the first and second sides in that Pool on 12 September which will determine who qualifies for the Junior World Rugby Trophy.
Vanuatu put up a spirited fight in the first 20 mins and scores were very tight until the flow for PNG started to find holes to exploit.
(PNG coach): Robin Tarere said “I am happy with the boys’ performance. Our main goal today was to win. The ultimate goal for us in this tournament was to try and finish at the top so as to secure a spot in the coming Junior World Cup. This is the stepping stone to that and I am happy that we have managed to keep our scoring sheets clean.”
“We return to camp and try and brush up loose ends and await our next opponent." This next game will see a cracker when PNG face Samoa in Nadi on Tuesday. Samoa will be very sore after 2 loses in a row and Papa New Guinea will feel that they can give the Samoans a run for their money with the way they are playing at the moment.