Sport: PNG Rugby League maintains stability

1:09 pm on 13 March 2015

The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League says they have acted quickly to ensure stability is maintained in the game following the resignation of CEO Brad Tassell.

The PNGRFL board accepted his resignation at an emergency board meeting on Wednesday, after Tassell said he had been the target of a constant and malicious campaign against him, including death threats.

PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka says Brad Tassell has done a lot of good work over the past four years, but they can't afford to dwell on the past.

"In the interim we've got officers within the organisation who has been put in place to ensure there is stability and continuity in our programs. We have consulted all our stakeholders, our partners [and] we have staff throughout the country, within the Hunters program, the Team Kumuls program. It's unfortunate the situation that has led to Brad's resignation but the game is united [and] the board is united."

Sandis Tsaka says the NRL in Australia and the International Rugby League Federation have also offered their assistance if required.