Sport: PNG request to ban rugby league broadcasts

12:29 pm on 3 November 2015

A Papua New Guinea law firm is trying to stop live broadcasts of the State of Origin rugby league games throughout the country.

New South Wales celebrate State of Origin Two 2015.

New South Wales celebrate State of Origin Two 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The National newspaper reports that Danny Gonol Lawyers has written to the Attorney General, Sports Minister and PNG Rugby Football League about the move.

The law firm says it has received a number of complaints in relation to injuries sustained and deaths resulting from the games played in Australia every year between May and July.

Principal of Danny Gonol Lawyers, Danny Gonol, says the destruction left by supporters of the game was huge and says it can lead to social problems like martial disharmony, road accidents and deaths.

He says the firm has received instructions to file court proceedings to stop the broadcasting State of Origin matches in the country until such time as people start to behave.