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Robin Tarere

Position: Openside Flanker.
Puk Puk debut –   March 1991 against Australia in Hong Kong.
PNG 7s representative 1991 – 1995. A try in every pool match played.

3 Test match appearances in PNG 1 st XV. Total 5 test tries.
Represented PNG at Pacific Games in Port Moresby 1991.
Playing for Puk Puks took Robin to Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore,
Hong Kong, Fiji, Cook Islands, Argentina.
Coaching Debut: 1996 PNG Puk Puk’s 7s team tour to Fiji.

Robin Tarere –  a brief history

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.
  • Coached the sevens team until 2002 and resigned and took over the national junior coaching job in 2007 as U/19s coach and now U/20s National Coach.

Robin Tarere’s team successfully operates the Coca Cola Schools Development Program. The program is made up of skills development coaching sessions, train the trainer workshops, inter-school rugby competitions for primary and secondary schools, rugby expos and school holiday rugby camps. In 2012, the program covered 58 schools, reducing from 68 due to ethnic clashes and accessibility in the Bulolo area.

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