Lae Snax Tigers

Tigers beat Lions in wet conditions

Tigers mauled Lions 20-10 and are leading the Digicel Cup race with 21 points to Lion's 20.

Tigers proved too strong for the Lions by holding a 16-0 lead at the break and continued dominating the match until the last 20 minutes when their defence appeared to relax.

Lions scooped two tries in the dying stages which at least  made their fans a little satisfied.

Tigers registered an unconverted try through winger Robert Vuia and extended the lead after 20 minutes through replacement forward Mogi Wei Jr scoring under the uprights.

Snax Tigers down Kemele Hela

Second rower David Loko and halfback Charlie Simon were standouts for the Tigers.

The match was a one-sided affair in the second stanza after a strong display of footy by both sides in the first half with scores tied at 6-4 in favour of the Tigers. 

Loko (pictured), a former PNG Hunters man, unleashed a man-of-the-match performance, showing much experience and leadership with hit ups, speed and offloads.

Simon scored two tries and booted all conversions and penalties.

Lae Tigers defeat Moresby Vipers 16-14

They defeated home team Stop and Shop Port Moresby Vipers during a close encounter 16-14 thanks to kicker Charlie Simon.

Both teams scored three tries but Tigers had the upper hand converting two tries while Vipers only converted one.

The visiting team was the first to score through right wing Robert Vuni 10 minutes into the game followed by a successful conversion by Charlie Simon 6-0.