CPG Central Dabaris

Dabaris down Isou

The previous week they led new franchise EMK Sepik Pride 14-4 before Pride scored 3 unanswered tries to seal their maiden win 16-14.
The first of the double header, tagged ‘the battle of the local derby’, Isou got their noses in front earlier from a penalty kick followed by a try to Captain Gabby Taune to lead 8 nil.
Dabaris were never out of the game though, and showed glimpses of how dangerous they are. However, ill-discipline and incomplete sets let them down on a number of occasions.

Central Dabaris 9’s challenge

The competition which started on Monday the 9th of January will come to a completion in early February.

Teams that won the finals in the respective zones throughout Central Province now qualified are; Eboa 1 and Inauaia Roosters from Mekeo, Hisiu Knights 2 and Highway Panthers from Kairuku East, Ba’ara and St Mary’s 2 from Kairuku West.

Koiari Gogeas 1 and Wasim Laumas from Koiari, Lahua Laumas and Zivago from Hiri East, Buria Reds and Western Flames from Hiri West.

Dabaris name train-on squad

They have started preseason training.

The core of the team that landed the Central Dabaris maiden finals season has been retained with a few new faces in a bid to maintain the clubs dream run.

Meantime, the 4th edition of Central Dabaris rugby league 9s tournament is underway. The competition started on Monday January 09.

It is expected to be played across the entire central province in 13 zones before the winners come to Port Moresby for the finals in early February.

Gurias maintain lead

From the outset, Dabaris showed a lot of resilience in the first half to hold out the Gurias 14-6 lead, until half until halftime.

Dabaris were first to score from a classic backline move that saw halfback Lote Kuman scooting over for the touchdown and converted to take an early lead 6-0.

Pirika Scores Hat-Trick

Only minutes into the opening half when the flamboyant central boys shifted into top gear with speed machine and Man Of the Match Douglas Pirika from an interception deep inside Eagles half, showed a clean pair of heels as he set sail down the right flank before offloading to his centre and Captain Walen Tau Loi to score in the corner untouched.

Eagles on counterattack made an error inside Dabaris half, proved costly when the Baimuru flyer made another clean break on the left flank and raced 80 metres to score.

Dabaris Outsmart Cutters

Opening up the score board for the Dabaris was young Josh Erico, who had a sudden break through the Cutters defence line from the 30 meter mark, and raced for the ball to score his first try for the Dabaris, giving them a 4-point lead.

Cutters later picked up a penalty and secured two points.

In the 34th minute, Jar Hogan forced his way through the Dabaris defence to score the Cutters’ first converted try, which put them ahead with 6 points to 4.