KOKOMOS 9s Tournament pencilled in for Saturday 23rd September 2017.??
To all interested teams it’s a good time to start the groundwork.
A meeting for the Brisbane based teams will be held in February – date, time & venue to be confirmed.
Now is the time to start thinking about getting your players, management and other key stakeholders in place!
Tournament Teams Announced
Brisbane, QLD September 9, 2016– Best of PNG Rugby League Talent in Australia Prepares to Assemble for Kokomos Rugby League Nines Tournament.
“For the third year running we are happy to be hosting ten of the hottest PNG Rugby League Nines teams in Australia, competing for championship honours and $5000 in cash. If last year’s tournament is anything to go by we are about to be treated to some fast and furious Nines football,” said Tom Adamson, President, QLD PNG Rugby League.
It all kicks off at 9am on Saturday 24th September, at Bill Norris Oval, Boundary Rd, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia.
Last year’s championship winners, CDMC will return in attempt to make it back-to-back titles. The CDMC team includes former Kumuls, Steve Franciscus and Trevor Exton. It also includes the exciting Wickham brothers, Eli & Shawn who have both had extensive rep careers. 2015 Player of the Carnival, Anthony Hoepper, will also feature in their campaign for a repeat victory.
The 2015 Runner’s Up, Masailes, will be campaigning to go one better this year. They are young team whose flashy and flamboyant play nearly upset the more experienced CDMC, going try for try in the final, only losing by a few points. Player to watch for the team is Willie Malala who was the top try scorer for the 2015 Kokomos 9s event.
New team, Logan Central, captained by Joey Seeto, features former Kumul Josh Damon. This team also includes PNG World Cup Touch player, Ryan Endihipa and Kokomos representatives Zeb Samuels and Terence Baupua. Jonathon Kent, former u20s Canberra Raiders player, is the Vice-Captain.
Another new entrant, West Papua Warriors, are coming from PNG to take part in the Nines tournament. The Warriors are captained by heavyweight boxer, Tala Kami. The multi-talented Kami will also be representing NCD as a Heavyweight in the 2016 PNG Games to be held in Kimbe in November.Tala Will also be representing NCD as a heavyweight in the 2016 PNG games in Kimbe this November! Tala Will also be representing NCD as a heavyweight in the 2016 PNG games in Kimbe this November! Tala Will also be representing NCD as a heavyweight in the 2016 PNG games in Kimbe this November! Tala Will also be representing NCD as a heavyweight in the 2016 PNG games in Kimbe this November!
Western Australian Team, Red Dust returns, with excitement machine Jordan Jacob who returns from injury.
Harry Lohia, after a season with the Vipers and Parramatta feeder club, Wentworthville, returns for the Hiritano Jets, featuring Kokomos rep players Jonathon Ilau and Reni Willcock. While another former Kumul, Five Eight, Glen Nami leads the O’Wan Titans.
QLD PNG Rugby League Head Coach and former PNG Kumul, Elias Paiyo, will be on hand review the talent on display, to make representative selections for the QLD PNG Kokomos team to compete in the upcoming Queensland Pacific Island Cultural Carnival (QPICC) supported by the QRL.
Follow all the action on the facebook page – QLD PNG Rugby League Incorporated:- Tom Adamson.
Pool A 1. West Papua Warriors 2. O’Wan Titans 3. Mek Brothers 4. Hiritano Jets 5. CDMC
Pool B 1. Logan Central 2. Red Dust 3. Logan Wanderers 4. Tamioks 5. Masailes
Draw to be advised.
One of our many young stars ” LJ ” who played for our U’18’s side that played against the PNG U’18’s side that toured Brisbane in 2013. LJ played against them Langlands Park.
He will make his DEBUT for Souths Logan Intrust Cup team this weekend against the Sunshine coast Falcons. It’s a TV game on sunday 1.40pm, channel 9.
Liam Jessi Waddups – Chang was born here, a Logan Brothers product who went to Keebra Park S.H.S. and is currently playing Fogs Colts for Souths Logan.
QLD PNG RL INC. is very proud of LJ & we wish well as he takes the next step in his Rugby League career as he makes his DEBUT.
His father Neville Chang is our assistant coach in our Men’s and also a hard working man in our committee.
1. Steve Franciscus (CDMC Bayside)
2. Harry Lohia (Gold Coast)
3. Trevor Exton (CDMC Bayside)
4. Ojay Moka (CDMC Bayside)
5. Alex Ambia (CDMC Bayside)
6. Anthony Hoepper (CDMC Bayside)
7. Francis han (CDMC Bayside)
8. Jonathon Illau (Hiritano Jets)
9. Emmons Wartovo (Hiritano Jets)
10. Liam Sui (1Toks Pythons)
11. Shaun Wickham (CDMC Bayside)
12. Shane Auakai (Masalais)
13. German Kaskol (Tamioks)
14. Mark Mathies (CDMC Bayside)
15. Dylan Low (CDMC Bayside)
16. Jimmy Woo (CDMC Bayside)
17. Hemson Koi (Tamioks)
18. Presley Enokin (Tamioks)
19. Matt Trinka (Tamioks)
20. Richard Aitsi (Tamioks)
21. Micheal Dodi (CDMC Bayside)
22. Justin Kepas (Tamioks)
23. Cameron Boga (Logan Wanderers)
24. Peter Eddows (Gold Coast)
25. Solomon Dawanicurra (Gold Coast)
26. Moses Lohia (Gold Coast)
27. Richard Stegman (Gold Coast)
28. Dickson Taunagita (Gold Coast)
29. John Wame (Gold Coast)
30. Tyron Tootell (Gold Coast)
31. TJ Taatu (Tamioks)
32. Terrence Baupua (CDMC Bayside)
33. Joshua Maruposi (Gold Coast)
34. Joshua Trappe (Masalais)
35. Mason Trappe (Gold Coast)
36. Jim Gissua (Masalais)
37. Manny Komung (Hiritano Jets)
38. Jeremy Momo (Hiritano Jets)
39. Jordan Jacob (Red Dust)
40. Anthony Seeto (Logan Wanderers)
41. John Tara.(Red Dust)
42. Robert Gibson (1Toks Pythons)
43 . Martin Waugh (1Toks Pythons)
Manny Komung from the Hiritano Jets has withdrawn due to work commitments, so his replacement will be CDMC Bayside player Robbie Fletcher.
All players are required to attend training this Friday Night October 2nd ,7pm at Bill Norris Oval Beenleigh. A 19 to 20 man squad will be then chosen by coach Elias Paiyo to play RLQ Samoa this Saturday Oct 3rd at Wavell Heights High School 2.30pm .
Players that are not in this 19 to 20 man squad will be in Mens “B” team to play the East Maoris Development on Saturday 10th October at Beenleigh.
Qld PNG “Kokomos” training for u14 u16 and u18 and womens open will start training from this Friday Night 21st August at Bill Norris Oval Beenleigh 6.45pm start.If anyone is catching the train it is better to get off at Holmview station not Beenleigh,the Holmview one is much closer. Please report to admin desk which will be near grandstand canteen before proceeding to field.
Kokomo Nines Carnival – Sign Up to Play!
To all the u20 and mens open players please get yourself into a 9s team for our “Kokomo 9s ” Carnival on Saturday Sept 26th so you can be eligible for selection in our Mens “A” and combinedu20/mens “B” teams for upcoming challenges in the month of Oct.
In saying this we do encourage a lot of our u18s to compete in the “Kokomo 9s” with the opens. Last year we had a lot of this age group get involved and they were outstanding.
First Game Scheduled for 3rd October, 2015
Our first challenge game will be on Oct 3rd at Wavell Heights for our Mens”A” versing RLQ Samoa, the two finalists from QPICC Final 2014.We also trying to arrange a game for our u20/mens “B” also on same day and venue.
A big congratulations to one of our “Kokomo” stars in Ojay Moka in representing QLD Universities in their great win over NSW University 38-18. This game was played on May 2nd at Campbelltown Stadium in Sydney.
Here we have Ojays assessment of his experience that week.
“It Was A Good Week In Camp With The Boys, With Good Coaching Staff, The Likes Of Mark Tookey, Sam Thaiday With A Pep Talk & Jersey Presentation.
NSW Had A Big Forward Pack But QLD Played Structured Footy With Passion & Pride For The Jersey!”