Giru Waghi Tumbe

Goroka Lahanis advance to finals

It was a tough encounter between both teams as each fought to gain the upper hand.

However, 19 minutes into the match and a pass from Tumbe’s fullback, Micah Pia, got intercepted by Amos Kafare at the Lahanis’ 40-metre mark.

With three chasers behind the left winger, he gave them a run for their money as he broke the ice with the first try of the match.

It was 4-0 until right before half time, the Lahanis slotted in another try through hooker, Charlie Buka.

Tumbe win season opener

Former SP Hunter and PNG Kumul forward, Henry Wan Noki got Tumbe on the board early in the 7th minute when he barged over to score.

The city boys hit back soon after winger Damien Herod snuck past the defence for a try.

Tumbe were impressive, dominating the remainder of the first half, crossing the line two more times through Israel Balio and Wari Molu.

Halfback Raven Jonah extended Tumbe's lead after kicking a penalty goal right in front of the sticks.

The score was left at 20-4 at the break.

Tumbe squad named

Chairman Frederick Koldop said the squad was finalised following the successful Governor’s Cup tournament held last weekend.

The squad list:

1. Steven Pet

2. Abel Funke

3. Emmanuel Waine

4. Joda Wesley

5. Joe frank

6. Korigan Apa

7. Goi Kants Sakipo

8. Bruce Kawage

9. Joshua Nani

10. Sipa Koriki

11. Frank Kagai Jr

12. Francis Sam

13. Raven Jonah

14. Joseck Wesley

15. Wari Molu

16. Sam Ngend

17. Mosley tika

18. Solo menti

19. Bes Danny