CPL proud to sponsor new rugby union team

first_imgThe pioneer team will be making its debut appearance in the 2016 Black Orchid 7’s tournament in Bougainville next week with the support of its major Sponsor CPL group.CPL sales manager David Bell said the company, being the major sponsor to some of the national and international sporting teams, is proud to support the team though it was a late call.“Due to the late call in the middle of the year, CPL pledged to support the team any possible way to make it count for the team,” Bell said.As part of the major sponsor of the team, CPL made a commitment in delivering uniform sets and rugby gears to the team, and pledged to make travelling arrangements in Arawa.The CPL Central Highlanders Union team consists of players particularly from the Central and Highlands region who play in the Capital Rugby Union (CRU) Competition in the city.The newly-formed team will make its first appearance in the tournament among some of the well-known rugby union teams around the country like Kimbe Rebels, Madang MadGunz and the host, the Black Orchids.The team will be led by PNG Mosquito’s former representative David Topelly, and second by former SLS Cowboys unbreakable forward Mathew Owadeba.The team will leave for Arawa today for the five-day rugby 7’s tournament.last_img read more

Marko Arnautovic winds up Jonny Evans to celebrate winner against Northern Ireland

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Arnautovic ran over to Evans as soon as he scored Arnautovic, a constant thorn in the Northern Ireland defence, sprung the offside trap to get on to Peter Zulj’s pass before slotting the ball past Bailey Peacock-Farrell to settle a close contest.The Austria captain then ran over to Leicester centre-back Evans, pounded his chest and appeared to laugh in his face, before removing the captain’s armband and waving it to his critics.Of the incident, Arnautovic said: “There is always emotion. Nothing much. I play against him a lot. Nothing personal just emotions.”It only inflicted more misery on O’Neill’s side, who now need to win Monday’s match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo to keep their fate in their own hands.Northern Ireland did not get a sniff of goal until after the half-hour mark when Ollie Norwood’s raking ball found the run of Shane Ferguson, but the Millwall man – making his first start in almost two years – got his angles all wrong to head high and wide. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Marko Arnautovic condemned Northern Ireland to a 1-0 defeat in the Uefa Nations League and exchanged a few heated words with Jonny Evans as he celebrated.The West Ham striker scored the only goal in the 71st minute to leave Michael O’Neill’s men without a point from their opening two matches in League B’s Group 3. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware And it was almost 2-0 when Stefan Lainer turned Valentino Lazaro’s corner into the side-netting.O’Neill went into all-out attack mode as Rotherham striker Kyle Vassell came on to make his debut, swiftly followed by Will Grigg, and the Wigan man was inches away from an equaliser when he twisted to head McNair’s 84th-minute corner on to the far post.But that was as close as they would come, and the match ended with Arnautovic missing a fine chance to make it 2-0 as he fired wide from a tight angle. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED RANKED Arnautovic’s celebration stole the headlines MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury All the chances that had been missing in the first half seemed to arrive at one when the second half began.First, Austria could only half-clear Stuart Dallas’ long throw and Paddy McNair tried to curl the rebound home, but it was an easy enough save for Heinz Lindner.The hosts then went straight to the other end where a mis-hit clearance fell kindly for Arnautovic, who bundled his way past Dallas before hitting a low shot which Peacock-Farrell diverted wide.The Leeds man then denied Sabitzer after his turn and shot, while Steven Davis dragged his shot wide after being played through on goal by Dallas.Arnautovic wanted a penalty when he tried to cut in from the right and tumbled over Jamal Lewis in the 65th minute, but the referee showed no interest.He would soon have his goal regardless, providing the one real moment of class in the match. ADVICE huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more