Hiri Cup Challenge kicks off

The Hiri Cup Challenge kicked off round one yesterday at Bava Park in Port Moresby.

The eight teams have been paired off to play under the different Hiri Trade Winds: Lahara Yellows - Harlequins and Valley Hunters, Mirigini Blues - University and Juggernauts, Avurigo Greens - Crusaders and Brothers and Laurabada Reds - Wanderers and Nova.

Capital Rugby Union match coordinator, Pepe Gotaha, said each Hiri Trade team is fielding a team under the four divisions - U19, U23, Women’s and Open Men’s.

He added the tournament will be played over three rounds with round two set for June 10 and round three for July 8.

Gotaha said the Hiri Cup will be used by the CRU as a platform to select the Boromas (elite team) and Gaigais (development team).

Troy Taule