This started yesterday. Saw a few NRL Scouts in Port Moresby when the U16's kicked off. The U18's is on today and the girls tomorrow. Next year 2019 will also include U14's. Hopefully a few kids get signed up and brought to Australia for further development. https://postcourier.com.pg/national-schools-rugby-league-tournament-set/ NATIONAL SCHOOLS RUGBY LEAGUE SET. The cream of PNG school boys and girls rugby league players will converge in Port Moresby this week for the 2018 national schools rugby league (NSRL) championships. PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka said this year’s tournament will see the boys U-16 and U-18 and girls open teams from the four confederates participate. “The three divisions have been selected from schools affiliated to the PNGRFL within the four confederates for the weeklong tournament during the third term holidays,” Tsaka said. He said the U-16s will kick off the tournament today. “The U-18s boys will play on Wednesday and the girls Open division on Thursday.” He said the boys will play 25 minutes each half while the girls play 20 minutes each half with a five minutes break in between. The chairman said there will be no finals play off. “The winner will be determined after all teams play each other in a round robin format. The team that ends up on top will be crowned the champions,” Tsaka said. NCD Governor Powes Parkop will kick off the championships at 8.30am today. This will be followed by the first game between the U-16 boys from Southern and NGI at 9.30am. All games will be played at the Oil Search National Football Stadium. Tsaka said the U-14 boys will not take part this year due to costs. “However they will definitely take part next year with the U-16 and U-18 boys and open girls,” he said. Tsaka thanked Boroko Motors, Coca-Cola Amatil and Trukai Industries for their support to hosting this juniors program. “We are also grateful to Air Niugini and PNG Air for the air travel and Wellness Lodge for accommodating the teams,” he said. Tsaka extended his gratitude to the media and looked forward to their coverage of the National Schools championships this week.