13 Apr 2011

PNG's Rugby Leagues Numapo keen to get things sorted

11:13 am on 13 April 2011

The interim chairman of the Papua New Guinea Rugby League Federation says it's time to get on with running the game again.

On Friday, Judge Davani ruled in the National Court that the interim committee, led by John Numapo, should remain at the helm until a new administration is elected.

The federation's former deputy chairman, Bryan Kramer, believed that he was elected chairman at a meeting in November last year but the Judge ruled that that meeting did not follow proper processes.

John Numapo says now there is some clarity around the PNGRFL leadership his immediate goal is to reconnect with the international rugby league community.

He says the past two years of infighting have forced a lot of issues to be ignored and now is the time to sort everything out.

"To start to get our local competitions up and going. To get ourselves prepared for some of the international fixtures that we will be playing this year. Also our development programs for junior development schoolboys and all of these things - we need to get on with it. I've been having meetings with the PNG NRL Bid and the International Federation and Australian Rugby League, since yesterday, on a number of things that we need to obtain immediately. I think the important thing is to get the game up and going and concentrate on the running of rugby league."

John Numapo says a new AGM will probably not take place until the end of November.