Awasa Cup brings SHP league teams to Mendi

Local rugby league competition the Awasa Cup is underway at Mendi in Southern Highlands Province.

The tournament kicked off today at the main town oval with the grand final on Sunday.

Teams taking part are from the districts throughout the province including Ialibu, Pangia, Erave, Kutubu, Poroma, Nipa, Mendi and Imbongu.

The tournament is aimed at scouting local talents to represent the Mendi Muruks in 2016 Digicel Cup season.

Organiser Jack Kerema said they have invited all districts to take part as they want more participation from the local talents.

In results today, Kambiri defeated Nipa Snippers 22-8, Pangia beat Erave Hornbill 15-14 and Mendi Urban 1 lost to Mendi Urban team two 16-10.

Games continue over the weekend.

Quintina Naime