2018 Digicel Cup season

Tumbe win season opener

Former SP Hunter and PNG Kumul forward, Henry Wan Noki got Tumbe on the board early in the 7th minute when he barged over to score.

The city boys hit back soon after winger Damien Herod snuck past the defence for a try.

Tumbe were impressive, dominating the remainder of the first half, crossing the line two more times through Israel Balio and Wari Molu.

Halfback Raven Jonah extended Tumbe's lead after kicking a penalty goal right in front of the sticks.

The score was left at 20-4 at the break.

Tigers boosted by win

Stanley Tepend’s men were tested by the Nadi Aviators yesterday, but held on to win back-to-back titles.

“The Aviators really did their homework. They really put it to us and it was a much improved performance.

“Credit to the Aviators. They came here with a better side and better game plan,” said Tigers' coach Tepend.

Tepend said he was proud of his team’s performance.

“I’m very happy with the win. We needed this hit up. It answered some questions that we had, especially in our key positions.