Marist 7s: Pukpuks make eliminations

The PNG pukpuks in an earlier pool match. Picture: MARIST 7s

The PNG pukpuks in an earlier pool match. Picture: MARIST 7s

Update: 5:28PM THE Papua New Guinea Pukpuks were the first regional team to make it to the elimination rounds after winning all three of their pool matches at the Marist 7s.

The team is in pool 3 of the competition and had an early win over Army 2, beating them 14-10.

PNG Pukpuks defeated Blues and Navakacoa  24-5 and finished strong in the final pool match against Ratu Filise Development 22-7.

Marist Rugby Club President Lawrence Tikaram said having regional teams I’m the tournament was goof for the development of the players.

“If we have to choose between New Zealand and Australia and  the Solomons, Tuvalu and PNG, I would choose the latter three because  this where development takes place,” he said.

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