first_imgThe Hunters spent this week training up at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.Hunters coach Michael Marum said the players will now go for a break with their families and return to camp in Port Moresby on January 2, 2017.Players started flying out today to their home provinces.Marum said the final 30-man squad will be named shortly after and will be announced once it is approved by Chairman of the PNG Rugby Football League, Sandis Tsaka.last_img

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Topics Shares00 Horse racing Share on Twitter Share via Email First published on Tue 19 Aug 2008 19.01 EDT Following a series of near-misses at the highest level, Raven’s Pass is 5-4 favourite with bookmakers Blue Square to gain a deserved victory in the Group Two Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Saturday. John Gosden’s colt, beaten just a head by Henrythenavigator in the Sussex Stakes last month, could be opposed by last weekend’s impressive Hungerford Stakes winner, Paco Boy. Richard Hannon’s three-year-old is 3-1, with Bankable on offer at 9-2.The Prix Morny is the next feature race in Deauville’s run of Group One events on Sunday and the prestigious two-year-old prize will again be a target for British and Irish trainers, who between them have won the last three renewals. Since you’re here… Raven’s gets another chance at Goodwood Peter Chapple-Hyam, successful with Dutch Art two years ago, plans to run Sayif, who is reported in “good order”. Sayif has yet to win a race but has twice been placed in Group Two company. Prolific, winner of the Richmond Stakes last time, holds an entry in the Morny but is unlikely to figure after today’s first forfeit stage. “It will almost certainly be too soft for him in France,” said Harry Herbert, who manages the Highclere Thoroughbred syndicate, owners of Prolific. Prolific had already been scratched from York’s Gimcrack Stakes before the weather intervened. “He is a top-of-the-ground horse and we will wait for the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury with him,” said Herbert. “His principal target is the Middle Park. He’s progressing physically and is a gutsy trier.” Irish trainer David Wachman is also considering the Morny for his Bushranger following the colt’s fine effort in defeat at The Curragh last month. York is not the only racetrack to be hit by the recent wet weather. Today’s meeting at Carlisle has also been lost, while there is a 7am inspection to determine if racing can go ahead at Hamilton. Share on Facebookcenter_img Read more Ron Cox Support The Guardian Share via Email Tue 19 Aug 2008 19.01 EDT Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Horse racing Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentlast_img read more