PNG Rugby mourns the lack of Dougie Guise

The Oceania rugby neighborhood is mourning the demise of Papua New Guinea males’s sevens coach Dougie Guise.

The late PNG Pukpuks 7s coach Dougie Guise throughout the 2017 Commonwealth Video games.
Photograph: RNZ/Vinnie Wylie

A former PNG worldwide in each sevens and fifteens, Guise handed away all of the sudden on Thursday final week.

The PNG Rugby Union mentioned Guise “represented Papua New Guinea with distinction” and the native rugby fraternity had misplaced “a scholar, coach and mentor of our recreation. The influence of his passing will likely be felt in any respect ranges of rugby.”

Oceania Rugby President, Richard Sapias, mentioned the PNG Rugby Union had misplaced a real patron of the game.

“His infectious smile and unending ardour for the sport will likely be remembered by all who had been lucky to face him each on and off the sector,” mentioned the previous PNG Rugby Union President.

“You would spend hours with Dougie discussing his philosophical views on Pacific Rugby, which he would at all times again up with actions in PNG. His influence on Rugby in Papua New Guinea will go away a legacy on many ranges.”

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The 40 yr outdated Guise made his Pukpuks 7s debut in 2003 and was part of the group that gained the bowl title on the 2010 Commonwealth Video games.

His closing match for the Pukpuks 15-a-side group got here in 2013 though he continued to prove for the Nova Rugby Membership in Port Moresby till 2019.

Guise had been accountable for the PNG males’s sevens group since 2016 and, regardless of an absence of monetary assist and assets, he had a popularity for going above and past for his gamers.

Papua New Guinea sevens coach Dougie Guise.

Dougie Guise throughout the 2017 Wellington Sevens.
Photograph: RNZI

In 2018 the Pukpuks made their Rugby World Cup Sevens debut in San Francisco and in addition featured on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games and on two legs of the World Sevens Sequence.

Dougie Guise’s closing match with the Pukpuks 7s was throughout the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Sequence in February, during which PNG completed eleventh of 16 groups throughout the 2 legs.

Papua New Guinea players celebrate a try against Jamaica.

The PNG Pukpuks made their World Cup debut in 2018.
Photograph: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

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