Hunters to play Falcons in grand final

This comes after the Falcons soared over the Redcliffe Dolphins with a 40-14 win in the preliminary final played yesterday afternoon at Dolphin Oval, Australia.

Former Hunter and PNG Kumuls flyer, Justin Olam featured in the win for the Falcons with a double to his name.

The 2017 Intrust Super Cup grand final will be played at Suncorp Stadium on September 24.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Nines completes tournament

In the Cup division, Funeral Home Laumas (2) def. Siporo Magpies 26-18.

To the Plate, QPR Royals def. North Dingos 20-10.

Lastly, to the Bowl, Wests def. Miro Iahe 12-4.

28 men’s teams took part in the tournament. Teams came in from different areas including Abau, Rigo, Gulf as well as Oro.

The tournament, launched on Monday, was one of the three events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign.

Juniors to participate in QLD development camp

This annual week-long Carnival is held during the term three school holidays and brings the best school aged footballers to one place. 

There is no winner announced at the end of the camp, with the focus instead being on instilling players with respect for fair play and the correct attitude to teamwork.

The Binatangs and girls teams (Kurakums) squads were selected from AFL PNG’s regional carnivals held throughout the school year. 

Fuzzy Wuzzy Nines enters day three

The tournament, launched on Monday, and is one of the three events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign.

Member for Kairuku-Hiri, Peter Isoaimo, was the guest of honour at Monday’s launching.

There are 28 men’s teams taking part in the tournament. Teams have come in from different areas including Abau, Rigo, Gulf as well as Oro.

The finals will start tomorrow. The grand final for the prestigious Cup will be held the next day on Friday.

MKRL finals to start tomorrow

Chairman of the MKRL, Pipi Dai Boe, explained these will be the final 8 teams contesting against each other to see who advances and who bows out from the race in the elimination and qualifying finals for the A Grade and U20 men’s division.

“Winners proceed towards the grand final which will be on Saturday October 7 at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.”

He said the finals series was cancelled last week due to bad weather.

“We will have our elimination and qualifying finals this weekend starting with U20’s on Friday and A Grade on Saturday.

Do or die for Gurias, Wigmen

The game will kick off at 3pm at the PNG Football Stadium, Port Moresby.

“We need to cut down on our errors because teams score off our mistakes.

“The Gurias have a different style of football. They have the speed and we have to contain that,” said Wigmen coach, Roderick Puname.

“We just have to go back to basics. We have to make sure to defend, hold on to the ball and keep attacking,” said Gurias coach, Steven Nightingale.

The winner of tomorrow’s game will go on to play the Lae Snax Tigers on September 9 in the grand final in Port Moresby.

Barras draw with Australian Indigenous

The hosts took the bat first finishing at 5/278, mostly thanks to an unbeaten 124 runs from opener Damon Egan.

Mahuru Dai 2/30, Chad Soper, Alei Nao and Damian Ravu all picked up a wicket each for the Barras.

In their pursuit, the Barras run chase started off on the wrong foot, losing openers Tony Ura (0) and Lega Siaka (15).

Vani Vagi Morea (53) and captain Assad Vala (78) put on 91 runs for the third wicket to steer the Barras back on course.

It looked bleak for the Barras, who slouched to 7/217 in the 42nd over.

Talasea and Kimbe reign at NGI Besta FA Challenge

In an all New Britain Palm Oil Limited Football Association men’s affair, Talasea edged Kapiura 4-3 in a penalty shootout to become the new men’s champions.

In the women’s final, Kimbe claimed their fourth successive title after thrashing Buvusi 5-1.

The two finalists will represent the NGI Region at the Besta FA Cup finals in Lae.

President of the Kimbe Football Association, Maha Waname said the overall turnout of the tournament was good despite a few football associations not turning up.

Pini takes two swimming world records

PNG’s swimmers- Ryan Pini and Ashley Seeto contested in five and four events respectively.

In his two main events, Seeto, who competed in the 30-34 years category, placed 6th in the 50m Breaststroke with a Personal Best time and 7th in the 100m Breaststroke, only 0.02 off from his Personal Best time.

Pini showed what a true champion he is. From his five events, Pini won Gold in the 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke, Silver in the 50m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle and 5th place in the 100m Butterfly.

Win resembled Tigers 2017 season: Coach

His comments follow the major semi-final match over the weekend.

“It’s been a good effort by everybody. We’ve had injuries and a lot of things that went against us. We had three loses in a row for one patch of the season.

“Credit to the Gurias but our boys stuck it out for the 80 minutes. It was a really big effort by them,” said Tepend.

Tepend added winning the minor premiership this season was an added bonus for the Tigers.