Kroton Hela Wigmen

Wigmen hold off Cutters

Cutters four-try hero centre, Elijah Rotinga was unstoppable and picked up the Digicel Man of the Match award.

The young Cutters side would not die wondering with lanky centre Rotinga at the helm scoring all their points from four tries and kicking 2 from 4 attempts only to fall short by 6 points in the end.

Seven minutes into the contest and Wigmen showed their class early when five-eight Tony Wemin put his backrower Atua Joshua Nogoya through for their first points to lead 6-0.

Wigmen cruise past Pride

The much anticipated round 13 clash of the Digicel Exxon Mobil Cup, had everything from the get go that set the tone for an action packed afternoon.

At the back of seven consecutive wins and two draws, reigning champions Hela Wigmen are starting to hit their straps with only three more rounds left before the pool matches conclude and the top six are decided.

The opening exchanges of the epic showdown were played in frantic fashion as both teams went about their business to stamp their authority in the contest.

Premiers record first win

Wigmen beat Moni Plus NCDC Vipers 22-20 at the Santos National Football Stadium on Sunday.

After a horror start to their title defense, accounting for a draw and 3 disappointing losses, the 2022 premiers showed glimpses of what a quality side they can be on their day, after picking up their first win of the season at the expense of Vipers. 

After trading conservative sets in the opening exchanges, Vipers struck first in the 5th minute when big Stanton Albert burrowed his way over from close range, to put his team on the front foot 6-0.

Edene shines for Port Moresby Vipers

The former SP PNG Hunter was exceptional in kick returns, ball carries and was a constant threat for the Kroton Hela Wigen on their try-line.

Every-time he had his hands on the ball, the Vipers looks dangerous. He was hard to contain in most of the game which is a promising sign for the Port Moresby Team going further into the season.

Edene uses his experience, height, and speed to his advantage and was a shining light for the team that has been struggling to stake their claim as genuine title contenders in the recent years.

Vipers snatch the win from Wigmen

The much anticipated big showdown in Round 3 of the Digicel ExxonMobil Cup, was marred by a comedy of errors from both sides especially in the second half.

Wigmen's horror start to their title defense continued after conceding a late try to Gilmo Paul to deny them their first win of the season. Wigmen were leading 14-12 with 3 minutes to go.

The match started on a flyer with both teams getting through their sets in the opening quarter.

And then mistakes and ill-discipline got the better of both teams resulting in multiple stoppages by the match referee.

Mioks hold off premiers

From the get go, favorites Wigmen never looked like they were the champion side, and had to play second fiddle to a slick Miok side for much of the fiery encounter. 

After last week's 2 points win (12-10) over Agmark Gurias in Wabag, Mioks are starting to show early signs of consistency and resilience in their game.


He’s now contracted to the 2022 Digicel Cup Champions, Kroton Hela Wigmen.

Teaming up with reigning champions Hela Wigmen for the 2023 DigicelExxonMobil Cup will add depth to their backline after the departure of Junior Igila and Siki Konden to the Hunters.

Wigmen prepare for Melanesian Cup

Wigmen have waited 3 years after Lae Snax Tigers won it for a 3rd time in 2020.

At today’s photoshoot and media conference, Wigmen Board Chairman Andy Hetra spoke passionately about team goals and objectives this year, but more so, how they are looking forward to defending the Melanesian Cup currently held by Lae Snax Tigers.

Hetra said although they will be up against an unknown Fiji outfit they will not be taking them lightly.

Tigers outperform Wigmen

Tigers reversed the curse on their arch rivals from last year's grand final, at the Lae rugby league oval.


Both teams had remained undefeated this season and were joint competition leaders before Sunday's clash. 


The Tigers home crowd advantage was a big factor that got the home boys on the front foot from the opening exchanges.


Though Wigmen also had their share of supporters, Tigers were always one step ahead on the scoreboard and held on until fulltime.


Lahanis beat Wigmen in rnd 17

It was a slow start for both teams as they battled it out at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

The first game of the triple header in Port Moresby started off under a slightly overcast sky.

It took eight minutes for the Kroton Hela Wigmen to finally find their footing and register a first try for the match.

Wigmen’s Daniel Tapol broke the ice by crossing over the right side of the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis’ line.

An unsuccessful conversion by Stanley Olo left the score at 4-nil.