POM corporate snooker to cue off tomorrow

Port Moresby Billiards Snooker Association (POMBSA) President, John Chan said the competition is starting three weeks late due to the lateness of teams in registering.

“We have six teams in each grade now so the competition will cue off tomorrow with the premier grade followed by A Grade on Tuesday, B Grade on Wednesday and C Grade on Thursday,” said Chan.

He clarified that because Aviat Club cannot be used on Monday nights, one of the Premier Grade games will be played on Thursday night.

Hess leads Cowboys to win over Titans

For the fourth week in succession the Titans dawdled out of the blocks and while the Cowboys completed at 100 per cent with 80 per cent of the ball the home side could complete only one of their first four sets of the game.

Morris out; Abavu in for Norths Devils clash

Hunters coach, Michael Marum said Abavu who sat out last Sunday’s match due to suspension starts on the wing in place of Butler Morris.

“We are still trying out new combinations on the edges. Stargroth Amean played exceptionally well on his return at fullback so Bland Abavu will start on the wing.

“Paul Wawa retains his spot on the other wing while Butler Morris will be rested this weekend,” said Marum.

Marum said Noel Joel, Ismael Balkawa and Karo Kauna Jnr have been named in the extended 20 man squad.

The 20 man squad is: (Three to be omitted)

Aussies reset for Indian Test series decider

The intense four-Test series, currently level at 1-1, will come down to five days of cricket starting on Saturday, perhaps fewer if the picturesque venue at the foot of the Himalayas produces a raging turner.

Australia salvaged a draw in Ranchi thanks to a game-changing partnership between Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh.

Round one of softball finals completed

In the B grade finals, United Brothers def. Stingerz 4-3 and Bears defeated PNG Power 5-0.

PNG Power have now bowed out of the finals race.

To the A grade division, PNG Power def. Brown Eagles 10-1 while United Brothers def. Defence 7-3.

The Defence boys will now hang up their boots for the season. 

Three wins on the trot for Hunters

The Hunters were first on the board in the 13th minute courtesy of some fancy footwork and speed from fullback Stargroth Amean who danced around the defence and dived over to score.

His opposite number, Jamayne Isaako proved hard to stop near the line when he bulldozed his way over to score just after the 20 minute mark.

An unsuccessful conversion put the score at 6-4 with the Hunters in front.

Round one of men’s softball finals this Sunday

At 9am will be the first game that will see Anti-Pest United Brothers take on Stingerz in the B-grade division.

Following after is an A-grade encounter which will be the showdown of the Matupit boys between PNG Power and Brown Eagles.

In the third game, PNG Power will clash with Bears in the other B grade final.

The main game of the day is at 3pm between Anti-Pest United Brothers and Defence which should be a thriller.

All four games (Two A-grade and two B-grade) will be played on diamond one.

POMRFL season two weeks behind schedule

A frustrated POMRFL Administrator, Meke Maino said the delay has been caused by clubs failing to pay player registration as well as referees not registering.

“Only five out the fourteen affiliated clubs have paid registration for their players-Tarangau, Butterflies, Hawks, Paga Panthers and Brothers. The rest have yet pay up.

“To the referees, only three out of thirty-eight have paid the K50 registration to officiate this season.


Ladies Who League: The unsung heroes

Who would have thought that for the fourth time in five match-ups that a game between the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys would go into golden point? Who predicted that the Canberra Raiders would start the season 0-2? Did anyone predict that Jarryd Hayne would be a mug NRL Fantasy pick (if so I wish that they had told me sooner…)?

Resilient Storm firing ahead of Broncos clash

Despite a new-look team, several debutants and suffering injuries to key players, the Storm remain undefeated in claiming gutsy wins in both their games on the road under torrential conditions.