Papua New Guinea national rugby sevens team

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Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea rugby.png
Union Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) The Pukpuks[1]
Coach(es) Douglas Guise
Team kit
Largest win
Papua New Guinea 56–10 Malaysia
(University of Delhi, New Delhi; 11 October 2010)
Largest defeat
Papua New Guinea 0-64 England
(Wellington; 3 February 2006)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 0
Papua New Guinea national rugby sevens team
Medal record
Pacific Games
Silver medal – second place 1999 Santa Rita Team
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Apia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Nouméa Team
Samoa playing Papua New Guinea at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Papua New Guinea national rugby sevens team represents Papua New Guinea in rugby sevens. The team competes in the Oceania Sevens, where they finished third in 2009, and fourth in 2010, 2015 and 2016.

The team has also entered select World Rugby Sevens Series tournaments as wildcrd. The team has been invited to the Wellington Sevens in 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2017. The team has also been invited at the 2000 Fiji Sevens, 2000 Brisbane Sevens, 2000 Tokyo Sevens, 2010 Adelaide Sevens, 2011 Adelaide Sevens, 2011 Gold Coast Sevens and 2017 Sydney Sevens. At the 2011 Gold Coast Sevens, PNG defeated Niue and Japan to take 13th place.

Papua New Guinea has also played the Hong Kong Sevens World Series qualifier. In the 2015 edition, they went to the semifinals, where they lost to Russia. In 2016 they lost all matches in the group phase. The team qualified for 2017 edition, where they reached the semifinals.

PNG qualified for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. [2] So far PNG has yet to qualify for a Sevens World Cup.

Sevens World Series[edit]

Wellington Sevens[edit]

2007–08

  • Samoa 22–0 Papua New Guinea
  • New Zealand 41–0 Papua New Guinea
  • Canada 27–21 Papua New Guinea
  • Cook Islands 24–17 Papua New Guinea (1/4 finals Bowl)
  • Kenya 38–7 Papua New Guinea (SF Shield)

2006–07

  • Samoa 26–0 Papua New Guinea
  • England 22–7 Papua New Guinea
  • Scotland 17–12 Papua New Guinea
  • Tonga 19–12 Papua New Guinea (1/4 finals Bowl)
  • Portugal 26–19 Papua New Guinea (SF Shield)

2005–06

  • Australia 24–10 Papua New Guinea
  • England 64–0 Papua New Guinea
  • Scotland 34–12 Papua New Guinea
  • Canada 33–10 Papua New Guinea (1/4 finals Bowl)
  • USA 12–15 Papua New Guinea (SF Shield)
  • Tonga 19–14 Papua New Guinea (Shield Final)

2010–11

  • Argentina 14 – 10 Papua New Guinea
  • New Zealand 45 – 0 Papua New Guinea
  • Scotland 12 – 14 Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea 10-22 Cook Islands (1/4 finals Bowl)
  • France 52-12 Papua New Guinea (SF Shield)

2015–16

  • England 29 – 0 Papua New Guinea
  • New Zealand 38 – 7 Papua New Guinea
  • Canada 41 – 0 Papua New Guinea
  • Wales 41 – 0 Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa 47 – 5 Papua New Guinea

Australia Sevens[edit]

Adelaide 2009–10

  • Kenya 27 - 7 Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji 41 - 0 Papua New Guinea
  • Wales 64 - 5 Papua New Guinea
  • England 47 - 0 Papua New Guinea
  • Tonga 45 - 0 Papua New Guinea

Adelaide 2010–11

  • Argentina 45–5 Papua New Guinea
  • England 45–12 Papua New Guinea
  • Scotland 19–14 Papua New Guinea
  • Kenya 26–17 Papua New Guinea
  • Tonga 24–19 Papua New Guinea

Gold Coast 2011–12

  • Argentina 33 – 0 Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa 38 – 0 Papua New Guinea
  • France 33 – 5 Papua New Guinea
  • United States 24-5 Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea 38 - 0 Niue
  • Papua New Guinea 31 - 19 Japan

Commonwealth Games[edit]

2010 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 69 22 +47 9
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 109 29 +80 7
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 85 65 +20 5
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 10 157 −147 3

11 October 2010

Samoa  38–17  Papua New Guinea
Kenya  17–12  Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea  56–10  Malaysia

Bowl Quarter Final

12 October 2010
9:44
Papua New Guinea  26–12  Sri Lanka

Bowl Semi Final

12 October 2010
13:22
Papua New Guinea  24–5  Tonga

Bowl Final

12 October 2010
15:22
Canada  10–19  Papua New Guinea
 2010 Commonwealth Games Bowl Winners 

Papua New Guinea

[3]

Current squad[edit]

Squad at 2016 Hong Kong Sevens:[4]

  • Koroseta VENI
  • Tisa KAUTU
  • Lawrence KUSO
  • Arthur Apelis CLEMENT
  • Hensley PETER
  • Emmanuel Cecil GUISE
  • Wesley VALI
  • William TIRANG
  • Paul NELSON
  • Henry KALUA
  • George MORSEU
  • Karo KAUNA

Previous squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • McLaren, Bill A Visit to Hong Kong in Starmer-Smith, Nigel & Robertson, Ian (eds) The Whitbread Rugby World '90 (Lennard Books, 1989)
  1. ^ "Sport: Late coaching change disrupts PNG sevens team". Radio New Zealand International. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/01/2942581.htm?site=sport&section=rugbyunion
  3. ^ Rugby Sevens XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi
  4. ^ http://www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series/stage/1663/teams/3906
  5. ^ pg2015.gems.pro (8 July 2015). "2015 Pacific Games Men's 7s" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  6. ^ World Rugby.org (6 February 2015). "2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series - Wellington: Papua New Guinea 7s". Retrieved 3 May 2015.