Talented rugby player determined to play top level footy


The five-eight for Wara Hire Cars 9 mile Dwellers, Karis Peter, whose team finished second in the 2018 NCD Governors Cup last week, is determined to play top level football in the coming years.

Young Karis Peter, 22 years old from Chuave District in Chimbu Province, has a colourful decorated CV in his rugby profile after winning consecutive minor premier and premiership titles in the Port Moresby Rugby Football League (PomRFL) with the Blackswans sponsored Royals Rugby Club in the 2018 and 2017 seasons respectively, in the A Grade Mens division.

He was also a member of the Bang 36 Rugby Club that won the 2018 Agmark Rabaul Gurias 9s in Kokopo.

Asked if he may be approached by a Digicel Cup team to have a crack in this year’s semi-professional season, he replied, “I would play my hearts out for any team that approaches me to play for them this season”.

Karis Peter started his rugby career playing for Parisco Brothers Club U19 division in 2014 in the Pom RFL competition and gradually made his way up the ranks to the starting thirteen constantly for the Royals Club in this year’s competition and he is surely going to be an asset for Digicel Cup teams if he is recruited.

He has been successful in all competitions since 2015 after helping Royals Rugby Club to consecutive minor premiers up to 2018. In the same competition in 2017, he was also a member of the club winning back-back premierships.

Karis Peter was also a member of 9 mile Giants Rugby that won the 2017 NCD Governor’s Cup and the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup Southern Region champions in that same year winning the gold pass to the next stage of the competition.

Wara Hire Cars 9 Mile Dwellers Team Manager, Ludger Kapa, told Sunday Chronicle that Karis Peter is a potential player for top level footy in years to come as his skills and understanding of rugby is advance which makes him a player of high calibre

“I have no doubt in him and I want to see him play in the Digicel Cup in the coming years,” Mr Kapa said.

“It would be a bonus for him if he is recruited this season because he really deserves it. Apart from rugby league he is a committed youth who likes to help in doing voluntary community work which I am proud of him”.

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