Rugby League BY BENJAMIN KOITAKA The PNG National Rugby League board will decide on whether Goroka in Eastern Highlands will host any of its games starting next year. The competition manager Stanley Hondina (pictured) said the fate of Goroka to host any of its home games next season will be left for the board to decide. Hondina described the incident as isolated and a failure on the part of the games organizers to provide security on game-day. “It’s a wake-up call for Goroka franchise club to improve on that, if it happens to host games again,” Hondina said. “The game management was a bit of lacking with the presence of the police to safeguard the perimeters of the venue. “It’s an isolated incident but whatever happens next year is for the board to decide, as it would be premature for me to say cancel all the games in Goroka forever.” Hondina said he had met the National Sports Institute management and the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis franchise owner Simon Sia after the incident and Sia had agreed to meet the costs of the damages. “We had a meeting right after the game with NSI and Simon Sia to come to terms and the costs of the damage done and Simon Sia to pay for that. “Irrespective to that, the board made a decision that the remaining game (this year) shall not be played in Goroka. “It’s a dead and close issue but we are mindful of the passion they have (for rugby league). Hondina said the incident happened a fortnight ago when Lahanis hosted the reigning premiers Lae Snax Tigers in the round 8 clash that saw spectators set fire to a bush material (kunai gras) house inside the vicinity of the venue as the game was underway. He believes it was frustration caused by some of the spectators who were denied entry because games organizers were only allowed to let 500 people to enter the arena.
Everton have made a request for Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, but the Serie A side are not willing to let him go. The Blues are expected to be busy this month, with Carlo Ancelotti given assurances about the transfer window before joining the club.Adding a central defender to the squad is likely to be high on the agenda, with just three senior centre backs in the squad at present.Rugani is one they have looked at, according to Rai Sport journalist Ciro Venerato, although their hopes of getting him seem low to non-existent.Embed from Getty Images“Rugani has also been outgoing, but will remain until June despite requests from Leicester, Arsenal and Everton,” he told Calciotoday.“Chiellini will not be 100% before March, so it is better to take precautions by keeping another central.”That leaves the three clubs, notably Everton, looking elsewhere for the central defender that they need.In truth, though, a move for Rugani would make sense for all parties. Everton can offer him the playing time he needs, and Ancelotti will be more than aware of him after his recent spell managing in Italy.With Juventus not keen on selling, though, it seems any attempt they make for him at the minute will be rejected outright.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo