Hunters players gain pre-season opportunity with Dolphins NRL team

Hunters players gain pre-season opportunity with Dolphins NRL team

The SP PNG Hunters presently have 4 gamers present process full-time pre-season coaching in preparation for the 2023 season with the Dolphins NRL staff.

This association is a part of a strategic partnership between SP PNG Hunters and the Dolphins NRL membership, which goals to deliver extra native gamers of Papua New Guinean heritage to NRL competitors.

4 Hunters gamers – Judah Rimbu, Rodrick Tai, Sherwin Tanabi and Emmanuel Waine – began coaching with the Wayne Bennett-coachesed Dolphins this week and can work to earn a full-time NRL contract over the subsequent eight weeks.

SP PNG Hunters CEO Scott Barker is admittedly excited concerning the alternative accessible to Hunters gamers.

“It is a distinctive and thrilling alternative for a few of our gamers to get elite teaching and take their recreation to the subsequent degree,” mentioned Barker.

“We’re extraordinarily grateful for working so intently with the Dolphins NRL staff and we hope this is step one to seeing extra Papua New Guineans compete within the NRL.”

Waine, Rimbu and Tanabi are in the pre-season Dolphins NRL.  Photo: Dolphins Media
Waine, Rimbu and Tanabi are within the pre-season Dolphins NRL. Picture: Dolphins Media

Terry Reader, CEO of Dolphins NRL, echoed Barker’s sentiments.

“We’re proud to welcome 4 gamers from SP PNG Hunters and supply this pathway to Papua New Guinea rugby league gamers. “I stay up for them competing with our newly shaped squad within the pre-season,” Reader mentioned.

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