The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) has advertised the position of the PNG LNG Kumuls Head Coach.

PNGRFL Chairman, Mr. Sandis Tsaka said that current Head Coach Michael Marum’s third consecutive term as Head Coach of the National Men’s Rugby League team ended on the 30th of December in 2021.

‘Coach Michael Marum has led the PNG LNG Kumuls coaching team in his role as the National Coach over the last 8 years with great distinction’, Tsaka said.

‘During his tenure as the National Head Coach from 2014 to 2022, the PNG LNG Kumuls have improved greatly in their international rankings to rise from 16th to 5th place’.

The Chairman added that the PNGRFL Board in December 2021 approved for Coach Michael to continue in the role until a permanent appointment was made.

‘As such, in compliance with our governance and HR processes, the PNGRFL has sought to advertise the position’, he said.

The Coach appointed will be responsible to prepare the national team for this year’s planned international programs and take the PNG LNG Kumuls to the upcoming Rugby League World Cup in England this year in October.