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Solomon Islands Hunters send out warning to PNG Pukpuks

The Solomon Islands Hunters have sent out a warning to the PNG Pukpuks to expect a physical encounter this Sunday in the last round of the 2015 Oceania Rugby Cup.

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Solomon Islands Hunters send out warning to PNG Pukpuks

Solomon Islands have yet to register a win in this tournament having lost to American Samoa and Tahiti.

The Pukpuks are undefeated and on top of the table.

But this doesn’t faze captain, Fredson Soakai who guarantees they will cause an upset this weekend.

Boasting one of the biggest forward packs in the tournament, Soakai says this is where the game will be won.

 “We know what the Pukpuks are capable of. We’ve watched them play and we’ve picked out their weaknesses.

“It won’t be an easy game for PNG. I guarantee you that."

Fiery encounter expected between American Samoa and Tahiti

Both teams have recorded one loss and one win so far.

Tahiti is in second place on the ladder with 5 points.

Newcomers, American Samoa are in third place also on 5 points.

Captain of American Samoa, Dave Collis says a lot has been learnt from the first two games and the team will lift their performance this weekend.

“Training has gone well. Our defence has been the problem and we’ve been training extra hard this week to fix this."

“We’ll take our set phases one at a time and enforce what we’ve been practising,” said Collins.

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Tkatchenko intervened after desperate pleas from the PNG Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) on the eve of the Oceania Rugby Nation’s Cup which starts tomorrow.

And he expressed disappointment at the PNGRFU’s preparations towards running the event.

“This tournament is about our standing on the regional and world stage in Rugby Union, and the PNGRFU cannot afford to show false cause and leisurely go about its preparations as has clearly been the case."