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Robin Tarere ML – a Brief History

DOB: 21/10/1962 Matalau Rabaul District

Player achievements

  • Puk Puk debut March 1991 Played first match against Australia in Hong Kong,
  • Played in the Pacific Games in PNG 1991
  • Total tests played for PNG Puk Puks (XV’s):
  • 1st test match against Sri Lanka  1992
  • Second test against Hong Kong 1994.
  • 1996 test against Cook Islands.
  • Represented PNG Puk Puks in 7s between  1991 – 1995
  • Countries visited playing for PNG Puk Puks. Malaysia, Australia, NZ, Argentina, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji, Cook Island.
  • Position played on field. Openside flanker.
  • Total points/ tries scored during Puk Puk career – in 7s scored a try in every pool match. In tests matches, scored 2 tries against Hong Kong and 3 against Sri Lanka.

Coaching achievements

  • Started coaching career in 1996 coached the Puk Puks 7s team to Fiji 7s.
  • 1997 Coached the 7s team to qualify for the World Cup 7s in Uruguay.
  • 1998 Hong Kong sevens won Plate.
  • Coached Puk Puks in 1999 at Fiji 7s, Singapore 7s and Hong Kong sevens.
  • 2000 Fiji IRB 7s won Bowl.
  • Brisbane 7s Runner up Bowl. Beat Wales in the pool matches.
  • Tokyo 7s, Beat South Africa in Pool rounds to went through to the Cup quarter finals lost to NZ.
  • 1998 Morobe Hammerheads sharks won plate Singapore sevens.

October 2018 AWARDED the title of M.L Medal ceremony awarded by the PNG Governor General during Queen’s Birthday Honours in Port Moresby.