Port Moresby Rugby Football League

POMRFL heads into finals this weekend

The top eight standings in the ladder have qualified for the final series.

The final two rounds of regular competition determined the minor premier spot.

After the round robin games, Kone Storms finished on top of the ladder in the A Grade division followed by Hawks, Paga Panthers, Tarangau, Royals, Hohola Flies, Kone Tigers and Brothers.

For 18 consecutive weekends, Hawks was leading the competition, which was a remarkable achievement.

Hawks to take on Storms in PRFL clash

This top of the ladder clash will take place on Saturday at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium in Port Moresby.

The invincible first-placed Hawks and second-placed Storms, both on 25 points each, will square it out in the A grade league’s blockbuster to see who tops the deck after this weekend’s game.

With only 3 games remaining before the finals, teams have lifted charges and raised their level of performance, bringing forth the killer instinct to serve them well in the remaining games before the finals.


Panthers too strong for Butterflies

The round 5 women's division match was a tight first half but the Panthers managed a try to outside centre Katherine Anjo.

This gave them a 4-0 lead going into the break.

The second half of play was where the Panthers ravaged their opponents.

They struck twice on the same wing minutes from kick-off to extend the lead out to 14-0 lead.

The win was all but assured when Annie James scored out wide on the right wing.

In the other women's matches, Sisters beat Kone Storms 12-0 while the Dobo Warriors forfeited Tarangau.

Hunters Academy begins in NCD

Former Lahanis captain and Hunters assistant coach Nigel Hukula said: “Basically, it’s a small training academy where youths from the Port Moresby Rugby League, between the ages of 16 to 20 years old, are invited to come.

“They attend the basic tackling techniques, ball patterns and training drills which are conducted by our trainers and also, we give the opportunity to the players to conduct drills and training.

Royals win POMRFL A grade men's premiership

Over a 1000 people flocked in to watch the 66th POMRFL grand final.

Brothers were on the score board after their first set of six when hooker Stanley Olo scooted out of dummy half to put himself into space to score.

Hobert Paul added the extras with ease to lead 6-0 after only the opening minutes.

Royals looked to speed to get points and knew to go to winger William Aquila who didn't let his team down scoring out wide.

But Brothers responded immediately through Olo who worked his magic again to go crashing over the line in the 30th minute.

POMRFL completes preliminary finals

In the U19 division finals today, Brothers beat Paga Panthers 16-12 while Defence beat West 6-4.

Brothers will meet Defence in the grand final.

For the A grade men's, Brothers were too strong for Souths winning 30-20. The other game saw Royals edge out Kone Storms 14-12.

Brothers will play Royals in the grand final.

The one women's preliminary final today between Paga Panthers and Royals was won by Royals 20-16.

Royals will lock horns with Souths in the grand final.

Brothers book first grand final in POMRFL

Close to 500 people turned up to watch an action packed preliminary final.

Souths took a 6-0 lead after only two minutes when Frank Tole took an intercept to run 90 metres to score.

Brothers fought their way back into the game and after about 15 minutes registered their first points.

Ian James was put into space to fly over and score.

The score at halftime 6-4.

Brothers dominated most of the second half with the highlight being three tries to Port Moresby Vipers player Jolam Jerry.

Seven clubs ready for POMRFL qualifiers

They’re Brothers, Souths, Royals, Paga Panthers, Defence, Kone Storms and West.

The teams are well into training camp and have been undergoing intense training at their suburbs.

All games for all three divisions will be played this Sunday (15 Nov) at the Murray Barracks oval.

In the women’s qualifiers, Royals will take on Panthers and this winner will play Souths who are standing by for the grand final.

The U19 qualifiers will see Defence battle with West while Brothers will take on Panthers. Winners of both matches will advance to the grand final.

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.

Royals hold on to beat Butterflies in semi's

Royals hit the lead in the 17th minute through a try from winger William Aquila.

John Simon added the extras.

Royals leveled up two minutes right before half time when Muksy Ani dived over to score.

Ani converted his own try to put the scores at 6-6 at the half time whistle.

It was a tight encounter in the second half with Butterflies leading 20-16.

But a try in the 73rd minute to forward Lumba Ketowe gave the Royals the edge after Wabo Sonny slotted in the extras to steal the win.