Goroka Lahanis

Wigmen’s finals hope shattered

Under a packed crowd at the Santos National Football Stadium on Sunday, the Lahanis broke hearts by winning at the final whistle.

Lahanis tagged underdogs started into the match kick-off with heads high to face the might of the Wigmen at all cost.

After some good exchanges by both teams in the opening minutes, it was Lahanis led by veteran captain, Charlie Buka at dummy half, who stayed in the grind and persisted throughout the contest that frustrated the opponents much to the delight of their parochial white and red army of supporters.

Mioks game moved to Goroka

This follows the landslide near Lai Bridge in Wapenamanda.

“This means the Mioks will not host Lahanis at Aipus Oval this week Sunday as initially scheduled,” said chairman of the Mioks, Philip Kepson.

“However, Lahanis home game in round 12 will be given to Mioks to host at Aipus.

“Therefore, as the decision has already been made, we have no choice but to go by their wish for us to travel to Goroka this weekend.”

Kepson said they are expecting tough competition from the Goroka side.

Lahanis Home Games Suspended

The Papua New Guinea National Rugby League Competition Match Review Committee has deliberated on a complaint on the incident that occurred on Sunday, 24th April.

Round 1 match of the Digicel Cup between the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis and Kroton Hela

Wigmen played in Goroka at the Sir Danny Leahy Oval.

Upon reviewing the match with reports provided by the match officials on the ground it is conclusive that:

Cutters, Lahanis match moved to Kokopo

PNG National Rugby League Competition (PNGNRLC) Manager, Stanley Hondina, said late this afternoon that this is due to the uncertainty of flights in and out of Hoskins.

“This game was originally scheduled to be played in Kimbe this weekend but with the recent turn of events, I advise that this cannot be played in Kimbe and has been moved to Kokopo for a double header this Sunday July 7th at Kalabond oval,” Hondina said.

Super 9s into final day

There are 16 teams taking part in the two tournament, which is being played at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.

The quarter-finals for the 9s challenge will start at 12pm today. The Plate grand final will be played at 2pm followed by the Cup division at 2:30pm.

The presentation will be held straight after.

Three Digicel Cup games in the Highlands

In Goroka, the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis play host to the Kroton Hela Wigmen at 3pm while across in Minj, Waghi Tumbe will clash with the Agmark Rabaul Gurias. This game will get underway at 2pm.

The other game in the Highlands will be between PRK Mendi Muruks and EPG Enga Mioks in Mendi starting at 2pm.

Down to Lae, reigning premiers Lae Snax Tigers will go head to head with NCDC Port Moresby Vipers. This fixture is set for 3pm.

The current standings after round two:

Wigmen and Lahanis to battle in top ladder clash

The match will get underway at 3pm at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.

Both teams are on two points following their win in round 1 however, Wigmen took the lead due to points for and against.

PRK Mendi Muruks will host third-placed Mt Hagen Eagles while Waghi Tumbe will battle with Gulf Isapea at Minj.

In Wabag, Enga Mioks will take on TNA Simbu Lions while Stop N Shop Port Moresby Vipers will host the Snax Lae Tigers who were on bye last weekend.