Hunters looking forward to round 11 clash

Adex Wera will take position in the centres in place of the suspended Willie Minoga who will serve out his last week after being cited for a dangerous throw in round nine.

Another change sees Wellington Albert starting at prop after Henry Wan Noki was omitted for not returning to camp and attending training.

Gahuna Silas, Rhadley Brawa, Enock Maki and Moses Meninga will all start off the bench.

Week two of PMBL completed

In the first game at 3pm, Superior Coffee Saints def. Chariots 75-59. In the game that followed after, KSS Southern Flames def. MoniPlus Tamaraws 105-82.

The main game at 7pm was between Emperador and 2K Tigers with Emperador coming out victors 85-79.

West Jokers had the bye.

Photo credit: PMBL Facebook Page

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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Souths defeat Royals 10-0

Souths spent the opening minutes of the first half in their opponent’s half asking questions early on.

Surviving the early attacks, Royals made their way out of danger and into South’s territory.

The boys in blue nearly hit the lead had Joel Amos held onto the ball after barging over the line carrying three defenders over with him.

But Souths continue to keep the pressure on and this turned into points when Sunny Wabo was put into a gap to dance his way to the try line and score under the posts.

NSL’s round two completed

In a one sided contest, reigning champions Lae City Dwellers thrashed newcomers Buang FC 6-0.

Goals came from Raymond Gunemba, Hobert Bika and Emmanuel Simon with each scoring a double.

In other results, Besta PNG United FC came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with Yamaros FC.

In the main game, Huawei PS United FC defeated Madang FC 1-0.

Round three will see games played in Port Moresby this weekend.

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POM Corporate Touch comp more competitive

The Port Moresby Corporate Touch Rugby competition is progressing along well with an increase in teams this year making it more competitive.

Operations Manager, Jerry Borg said there are 32 teams playing in the five divisions. The competition started in January and will end with the grand final in October.

“It’s getting better and better every year. This year we have a lot more teams which is good because it makes it more competitive,” said Borg.

POM hockey picking up

Vice President, Theresa Potuan said the competition has eight teams each in the men’s and women’s divisions.

“We started back in April of this year. We’re slowly picking up with the teams back on their feet. All teams have been training hard and fighting hard to make the finals,” said Potuan.

Today saw the completion of round five. The finals will be played later in September.


POMRFL into week 9 of games

In the games played yesterday at the National Football Stadium, in the U20 men’s, Tarangau settle for a 6-6 draw against Hohola Flies.

The only women’s match saw Hawks cruise over Tarangau with an 18-4 win.

Reigning champions in the men’s A grade division Hohola Flies did it easy over Tarangau beating them 18-4, while Royals def. Souths 32-12 and Kone Storms def. Defence 20-10.

Week nine and six of the competition will be completed tomorrow afternoon.

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Cast your votes for People’s Choice Award!

Chairman of the SP Sports Awards, Andrew Lepani, said people can vote for the sports personality of their choice by selecting one of the three finalists in the Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year and the National Performance of the Year awards.

To vote, people can send an SMS to code 1600.

The codes are;

Male Athlete of the Year:

Finalists announced for SP Sports Awards

A five-member selection panel sat last week to deliberate on the 155 nominations received from around Papua New Guinea, and reached a consensus for the top three finalists for each of the 13 categories.

Chairperson for the SP Sports Awards (SPSA) selection panel, Moses Koiri, said this year, nominations were slow but picked up after a one-week extension of the closing date for entries.

He said apart from the National Capital District, a good number of the entries received were from other provinces.