Preseason Warriors Trial Games 2018

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  1. tajhay
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    We are playing PNG Hunters in PNG in February in a trial. Freaking awesome stuff!!!
     
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    Great prep for the Perth game- gonna be hot as a mofo over there.
     
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    Jonno will appreciate this
     
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    Hope it's televised.
     
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    are the hunters the PNG national team or a team?
     
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    The Hunters are the current Qld Cup champions.
     
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    Qld cup team mate. They are also playing Broncos. Great for the game there:

    The PNGRFL, chairman Tsaka has announced that the PNG Hunters will play two preseason matches against NRL clubs the Brisbane Broncos and the New Zealand Warriors at the National Football Stadium in February, 2018.
    “These are two big lead up games for us leading to the Queensland Rugby League Intrust Super Cup in 2018,” Tsaka said.
    “I have discussed with Michael (Marum) and he’s aware of this and will draw up the training programme for the offseason next month to get the squad ready for matches against the Warriors and Broncos.

    “This is another big for us to have our Hunters play NRL clubs. We are sure the NFS will be packed for these two matches as fans will want to see our boys take on the best of the NRL.”
    Tsaka said the PNGRFL had invited the clubs to play a preseason fixture in Port Moresby against the Q-Cup champions and the Broncos and Warriors had accepted.

    The Hunters played the Penrith Panthers at the beginning of 2016 in front of a sell-out NFS with the same numbers expected for the two matches.

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    Hmmmm never been to PNG. Worth a go surfinsurfin???
     

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    The games from PNG during the World Cup were some pretty good scenes. A nice stadium and good crowds.

    I remember seeing news clips or high lights of games in PNG on a little stadium with the pitch being pretty poor condition. The

    Like others have posted this could be a good preparation for round 1 in Perth. Usually I'd favour playing the trials in NZ seeing as we travel a lot during the year, that would limit the overall travel. This could be a good road trip for the side. Also with our away record playing a trial in tough conditions overseas could be beneficial.
     
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    Book the tickets, at a guess the team will probably stay at the Holiday Inn, that's where the legends team normally stayed, so did the NSW development teams.I can't remember where Aussie A were but I don't remember ever seeing them there. There is limited places for the teams to do anything in their down time, went to the Royal Papua Yacht Club for a function with the Aussie A team so there may be something like that there or if they are brave enough maybe a trip to the Gold Club night club at the Lamana, just don't walk the 100 metres back to the Holiday Inn after dark. At best you may get home naked, at worst you never get home.

    That said the locals will cream themselves to have any NRL team in town, and I would pick the Hunters to win which will cause an even bigger frenzy.

    My advice for anyone thinking of going, generally Moresby is a shithole, a membership from any boating or game fishing club will get you into the Yacht club, worth a look, you could also try the Aviat Club but it's pretty hard to get into if you don't know a member and if you want to see one of the local/expat hang outs give the Weigh Inn a go, generally you will find people on the street during the day very friendly, they will shake your hand and say hi, but never forget people live in compounds behind razorwire for a reason and although walking around during the day is generally fine, do not do it at night, ever. There are also dodgy taxi's, so make sure they are the real deal before entering, I would recommend only using ones the hotel calls you.
    Lastly it's expensive so expect to spend heaps.
     
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    It's good to hear the hunters coach is aware of this and will draw up a training programme for the off season next month. Gotta love them
     
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    Sounds like Ruatoria.
     
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    With more betel nut spat everywhere.
     
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    ‘Whatever you do, don’t go outside’: Aussie’s horror work trip

    AUSSIE carpenter Trent thought he was doing good work in an impoverished city. What he got was a good excuse to leave and never come back.

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    WHEN Queensland carpenter Trent Jenkins agreed to go to Port Moresby for work, he knew he’d be helping to build a university.

    What he didn’t know was that a few weeks in, he’d find himself cowering in a room, metres from gunfire, with his temporary home under siege.

    Mr Jenkins, 32, has told of the horrifying experience he and his brother had in August while both were living and working in the Papua New Guinea capital, which has the dubious honour of being the most at-risk location for Australian business travellers.

    The brothers, both carpenters, had been in Port Moresby for a month working with a large Australian construction company that operates in Papua New Guinea.

    They spent their days on the work site and at night they slept in a large company house, which was under 24-hour guard by security officers and surrounded by razor wire — a pretty standard arrangement for foreign workers in the crime-ridden city.

    Mr Jenkins told news.com.au about 4am one night, towards the end of his time in Port Moresby, his brother barged into his bedroom holding two knives to defend themselves.

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    It’s common for foreigners in Port Moresby to live in fortified homes and hotels under 24-hour armed guard. Picture: AAP/Mick TsikasSource:AAP

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    “He said some guys were trying to come into the house and he had heard one of the guards screaming,” Mr Jenkins said.

    “And then I looked out my window and saw both of our guards tied up, kind of hog-tied, about two metres away from me.

    “I saw these other guys standing over them and I could hear people trying to get up the side of the house. And then I got a message from my boss, who lived upstairs, saying, ‘Whatever you do, don’t go outside’.”

    Mr Jenkins said the men were most likely trying to rob the house, which had already been targeted by thieves about four times that year.

    He and his brother cowered in a room while the madness unfolded outside.

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    Mr Jenkins said he knew Port Moresby could be “a bit gnarly” but nothing like the terrifying near-home invasion he experienced.Source:News Corp Australia

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    “We were sitting in the corner with these knives — I mean, we were probably not going to use them if they came in, I don’t know what would have happened,” Mr Jenkins said.

    “Then one of the guards got free somehow and radioed through to some other guards. All these crews showed up in these trucks, with German shepherds — about 20 other guards came. And then we heard all these gunshots. And we were sitting in this corner, just freaking out.”

    Mr Jenkins said after a shootout, the guards managed to drive the would-be robbers away and he and his brother eventually stepped outside.

    “The guards were all bloodied and had ripped shirts and looked like they’d been bashed,” he said.

    “They said there were about eight guys who were tying to get in. I don’t know what they were going to do, but it was pretty scary.

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    Carjackings are frequent in Port Moresby, including areas frequented by Australian travellers.Source:News Limited

    “I put something up on Facebook [about it] and started getting messages from my mum and friends, saying it wasn’t worth the money and to get out of there. We left. I don’t think I’ll go back.”

    Mr Jenkins’ work had previously taken him around Australia, as well as to Canada and the UK, but Port Moresby was very different.

    He already had a sense of the danger there — earlier, he’d had the unpleasant experience of someone snatching at his phone through the window while he was in a slow-moving car.

    “My boss had told me about 80 per cent of [people in Port Moresby] were friendly but there’s a big 20 per cent who, when they see you’re a white person, will do what they can to rob you or kidnap you or hold you hostage,” he said. “Some people are so poor, they’ll do anything.”

    Port Moresby’s high crime rates, poor security, police corruption and civil unrest makes it the most at-risk destination for Australian business travellers, according to a new report by American Express Global Business Travel and travel risk management experts iJET International.

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    Members of one of Port Moresby’s feared Raskol gangs that have contributed to the city’s poor international reputation. Picture: Rory CallinanSource:News Limited

    The joint report, called the Business Travel Alert Map, assesses cities were Australians frequently travel for work based on intelligence from risk analysts.

    It named the second most risky city to be Rio de Janeiro, where business travellers risk public shootings and wandering into dangerous favelas.

    Next is Johannesburg, where crime is concentrated in central business districts and business travellers are often targeted in “follow robberies” from airports and shopping centres.

    Dhaka comes in fourth, due to high crime and terror activity in Bangladesh, and Istanbul is fifth, largely due to terrorism and civil unrest.

    Despite all this, travelling to these cities remains part of the job for Australian workers across a range of industries.

    “Despite ongoing global unrest, business travel remains an essential revenue driver for companies. Recently, our research indicated that employees are reporting heightened anxiety when travelling, and that the number of destinations causing concern has also risen,”

    Jo Sully, the vice president of American Express Global Business Travel for Australia and New Zealand, said.

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    London, which has been a recent target for terror attacks, is seeing an increase in risk to Australian business travellers, the report found. Picture: AFP/Tolga AkmenSource:AFP

    “It’s absolutely expected that companies fulfil their duty of care obligations by taking action to mitigate risk and provide employee support. Knowing where travellers are is expected, but the ability to communicate with them during travel disruptions and other crises is equally important.”

    The research also identifies traditionally “safe” cities that are seeing an increase in risk to Australian travellers, including London and Paris. Both cities have been targeted by terror attacks over recent years and Paris has also seen major labour protests that have affected business operations.

    iJET International’s chief operating officer John Rose said companies needed updated intelligence on security concerns for places their staff were visiting or working.

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    Rio de Janeiro is the second riskiest spot for Australian business travellers, who may unknowingly wander into dangerous favelas, where a number of foreigners have been killed in 2017. Picture: AP/Silvia IzquierdoSource:AP

    “The global environment is always shifting,” he said. “Our analysis shows that many destinations, historically perceived as safe, are now quite risky.

    “Modern duty of care requires around-the-clock intelligence, combined with the technology to locate and communicate with employees in need. This may include repatriating travellers caught up in serious civil unrest or proactively sending information to help manage periods of disruption.”

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says Australian officials in Papua New Guinea “adopt heightened security measures while travelling, at home, at work and in public places”, due to the country’s high level of crime. Australians are urged to exercise a high degree of caution in the country.
     
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    What happened to these guys in the story above is actually pretty common, security guards are paid shit, when I was there they got about 80 toea an hour, todays exchange rate is currently 2.20 kina to the dollar, toea is the cents equivalent. Risking your life to protect an expat for about 40 cents an hour doesn't give you a lot of reason to fight too hard. Despite the photo most gate guards aren't armed and you have to wait for the actual armed guys to turn up if the bad guys get into the compound. Even then your generally behind barred doors and windows so short of them burning you out your pretty safe. If the real security turn up and they are still there there will be guys shot, but the real fear can be if they have an old WW2 ammo dump they know about because they may have grenades, which a mate of mine discovered when a couple of locals took him "fishing", he knew it was going to be a bit different when they asked him why he bought a rod.


    One plus, they tend to like Kiwis way more than Aussies who basically ran it as an apartheid state when they were in charge.
     
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    well that escalated quickly...

    one second I'm excited and keen for a trial game against a tough side, the next I'm looking around my house wondering if I locked all the doors
     
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    PNG gets a bad rap, but like all places if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time hard luck.

    Last week in Mt Hagen I went to the post office to clear out my mail box and had six young rascals had a go at me surrounded me but I fronted up to the leader he grabbed my phone out of my pocket I smacked him one and the boys disbursed as I yelled out for security. Security were busy talking outside and chewing nut. The boys ran very quickly away even though security hit one over the head with a batton. I would have replied earlier to the forum but I had to get my sim card changed.

    This doesn't happen everyday I have been in PNG 15 years off and on and have only had a few instances Kidnapped once, carjacked once, and a few stolen phones.
    Maybe apart from kidnapping a lot of forum followers may have experienced some similar incidents in NZ or other parts of the world.

    I think the Warriors will be made most welcome as would be any fans. Graham Osborne a Kiwi who is a Hunters supporter may in fact be on their management team would make the team and supporters most welcome.

    I see Surfin gave some advice as he is obviously an experienced campaigner, The Weigh Inn is a trap for young players and old alike, in fact I am in Moresby now on business for a couple of days and banned myself from there. If you smoke a great place to go, as smoking is allowed in the bar. In PNG they normally have non smoking areas and smoking areas in Bars or like NZ Smoking outside. But basically the clientele voted with their feet when the Weigh Inn became PC, so they gave up on that, and the clientele came back with their friends.
     
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    Ahhh. Yeah. Not unnnnuuusssual here..

    And that's why I'm not in a hurry to go to PNG.
     
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    So true, the first ride from the airport into Moresby is an eye opener, but as long as you keep smart it's an OK place. In my time there I was in one attempted car jacking, but it was throw it into reverse and take off while a couple of shots fired, but one of the Filipinos I worked with had a mate get his throat cut for his watch when he stopped at one of the roundabouts some guys blocked off. Probably should have just given them the watch or driven over the top of them.
    Actually gave the Weigh Inn as an example because it's such a dive, it's a place where some real dregs of society hang out, I have been in there when the mothers/grandmothers have bought in primary school age girls for anyone interested. Pretty damn sick really, especially because getting a "date" with someone of legal age there ain't hard. A couple of drinks and a fed is generally all it costs, but even then you would be a braver man than me, you're risking hepatitis A thru Z , and also a shot at TB or HIV.

    For me it went from a place to fear to a place where I would be OK taking family to. Actually the most frightening time there for me was driving one of the Tongan guys I worked with to the medical center with a severe fever from chikungunya, a disease caused by a mosquito bite, having him sitting next to me while I'm driving and him saying to me he didn't want to die in this shit hole is the scariest thing I've ever experienced because me and the others guys in the car truly thought he was dying. I actually flew home with him as soon as he was able to travel and that's when I decided I didn't need to go back either.
     
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    Go the Hunters.

    Love those guys.....more than my own club.

    Hope they beat both NRL clubs.
     
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