Digicel Cup

No more Digicel Cup games in Minj and Wabag

PNG-NRL Competition manager Stanley Hondina said this is due to the 2017 National Elections where counting and declarations are still continuing.

“This could continue into next week or longer and disruptions to the competition like last week in Wabag may continue to happen.

 “So for the safety of the players and officials, we feel it is best to reschedule the EPG Enga Mioks and Whagi Tumbe games starting this weekend.”

Wins to Wigmen, Vipers and Gurias

In Port Moresby, Wigmen def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 18-14 and Vipers def. Lae Snax Tigers 38-12.

Across to Kokopo, Gurias def. Waghi Tumbe 26-10.

The match in Wabag between EPG Enga Mioks and PRK Mendi Muruks did not go ahead today due to election related violence.

Tigers on top; Vipers still winless

Chasing behind the Tigers are the PRK Mendi Muruks on 12 points.

A better for and against has put the Kroton Hela Wigmen ahead of the Agmark Rabaul Gurias in third spot.

The EPG Enga Mioks sit in fifth place followed by the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis, and then Waghi Tumbe.

Sitting last and with no points registered are the Vipers.

PNG National Rugby League Competition Manager, Stanley Hondina said the 2017 season has fared well so far with no major issues.

Hondina confirmed that the grand final for the Digicel Cup has been scheduled for September. 

Digicel Cup to resume tomorrow

First up at 2pm will see the EPG Enga Mioks play host to Waghi Tumbe.

Across to Goroka, the visiting Agmark Rabaul Gurias go up against the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis.

In Lae, the reigning premiers Lae Snax Tigers will do battle with the Kroton Hela Wigmen. This game will be televised live by TVWAN for the first time ever.

Finally down to the nation’s capital, the NCDC Port Moresby Vipers take on PRK Mendi Muruks.

All three matches are scheduled to kick off at 3pm.

No more Digicel Cup games in Mendi

PNG National Rugby League Competition Manager, Stanley Hondina explained that the Match Review Committee made this ruling following the round eight match played between Kroton Hela Wigmen and PRK Mendi Muruks at the Joe Keviame Oval in Mendi.

 “On two occasions during the match, the referee called time off to remove spectators who crept under the torn inner wire fence because of lack of security at the main gate”, said Hondina.

Digicel Cup on two week break

Official, David Silovo said this is to cater for polling which has already started for the 2017 National Elections.

Meanwhile, despite the Lae Snax Tigers first loss of the season last weekend, they still sit on top of the competition points ladder.

On the other side of the coin, the struggling NCDC Port Moresby Vipers are still yet to register a win.

The current standings after round eight are:

Mioks, Gurias, Tumbe and Muruks register wins

In Minj, Tumbe def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 32-22 while in Mendi, Muruks def. Kroton Hela Wigmen 8-6.

To Port Moresby, Mioks def. NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 8-4 and across to Kokopo, Gurias def. Lae Snax Tigers 22-14.

Games in POM, Mendi, Minj and Kokopo

At 2pm, PRK Mendi Muruks take on Kroton Hela Wigmen in Mendi. At the same time, Waghi Tumbe go head to head with Bintangor Goroka Lahanis across in Minj.

Down to the capital city, NCDC Port Moresby Vipers will clash with EPG Enga Mioks while in Kokopo, the Agmark Rabaul Gurias play host to Lae Snax Tigers. Both games are scheduled to kick off at 3pm.

Wigmen, Tigers, Mioks and Muruks victors

In Port Moresby, the Wigmen def. NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 28-8 while in Lae, the Tigers def. Waghi Tumbe 14-10.

Up at Wabag, the Mioks def. Agmark Rabaul Gurias 22-18 and across to Mendi, the Muruks def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 22-20.

Wins to Muruks, Tigers and Lahanis

In Mendi, the Muruks def. Waghi Tumbe 26-0 while across in Wabag, the Tigers def. EPG Enga Mioks 14-8.

In Goroka, the Lahanis def. NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 12-8.

The match in Port Moresby saw Agmark Rabaul Gurias draw with Kroton Hela Wigmen 22-22.