June 4 2024

New Zealand Rugby League is incredibly saddened by the devastation that took place in Papua New Guinea on May 24, with the colossal landslide that hit the highlands of the remote Enga Province.

New Zealand Rugby League has a very strong connection to the Pacific Islands including Papua New Guinea, we take comfort only in knowing that our New Zealand Government has committed to aiding in the response and recovery of this tragic event.

Greg Peters NZRL CEO shared, “Papua New Guinea is not just part of our rugby league whānau, it is the heartland of rugby league where unmatched passion and support of the game is shown by its people.

We are deeply saddened by this terrible disaster and extend our love and prayers to all those affected.

We mourn alongside you and awhi you in this troubling time, kia kaha Papua New Guinea.”