Hohola Flies

Flies and Royals teams to beat

Flies and Royals have both accrued 15 points coming from seven wins, one draw and no losses after nine rounds.

A better for and against of 50 has put the Flies at the top of the table with Royals in second place from a for and against of 43.

The top 8:

Hohola Flies (15), Royals (15), Hawks (10), Brothers (9), Kone Tigers (8) Dobo Warriors (7), Butterflies (7), Defence (7).

Teams sitting outside of the top 8 are Wests, Kone Storms, Tarangau, Magani, Souths and Paga Panthers.

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Hohola Flies crowned women’s champions of MRDC 9s

In hot conditions and with a vocal crowd of supporters, Flies were always the favourites boosted by the experience and skill of PNG Palais players in Cathy Neap and Helen Abau, and took a 10-4 lead at half time.

The lead was pushed out to 14-4 early in the second half when Abau crossed over in the corner.

But the Royals girls hit back immediately from the restart through a barging Naomi Kaupa who proved too hard to stop close to the line.

An unsuccessful conversion left the score at 14-8 with the Royals needing a converted try in the dying minutes to level up.

Royals to meet Hohola Flies in grand final

The girls in blue booked the first spot in the grand final after thumping Butterflies 20-0 in this afternoon’s preliminary final.

In the preliminary final that followed after, Hohola Flies held on tightly to beat Paga Panthers 8-4.

Tournament official, Meke Maino said the women’s Cup grand final will kick off at 1:30pm.

The game before that will be for the Plate between Butterflies and Paga Panthers, with the loser to settle for the Bowl.

 

Flies win men's POMRFL grand final

In the A grade match, the Flies took a 6-0 lead at half time, thanks to a try from Jimmy Kepon in the 26th minute.

The Panthers came close to equalising on several occasions early in the second half.

However, the Flies were determined not to let the Panthers cross their line, holding them back with solid defence.

The Panthers narrowed the margin down to four points after a penalty goal in the 50th minute of play.

The scores were level at 6-6 seven minutes before full time when quick hands allowed Mark James to crash over on the wing.

POMRFL set for grand final this weekend

The grand final play offs will see the Under 20, A Grade and Women’s division vie for the top prize.

The women’s grand final will be played as curtain raiser to the Prime Minister’s XIII between Australia and PNG on Saturday, Sept 24 and the men’s grand finals will be played on Sunday, Sept 25.

In the women’s match, Paga Panthers will take on defending champions Royals for the top prize of

K7,000 and runner up will get K2,500.

In the U20 division, Brothers will play Souths for a top prize of K7,000 and second place will take home K2,500.

Souths swat Flies in POMRFL

Supporters from both sides turned up in numbers to the Murray Barracks oval to watch what was the main game of the day played in dry and windy conditions.

Flies took a 4-0 lead after only 9 minutes and extended this to 10-2 at half time after a 90 metre try from Gabby Taune.

The second 40 minutes of play belonged to Souths who held the Flies scoreless.

A penalty and a try put the score at 10-8 with 24 minutes left on the clock.

10 minutes later, Souths took the lead after a try from prop Kingston Kambi.