PNG vs Kiribati

PNG and Kiribati challenge in men’s volleyball

PNG is hoping to win this match to stay in the top four after losing one of three pool matches to competition leaders Tahiti.

Kiribati however is yet to win a match in this Pacific Games tournament and is hoping to give a big challenge to PNG in this match.

In other matches today, Tahiti defeated Guam 3-0 and Wallis & Futuna beat Nauru 3-0. The home side is aiming for gold after taking out bronze in the 2011 Games behind gold medal holders Wallis & Futuna and silver medal holders Tahiti. 

PNG women through to touch finals

Max continued her good form, running in two more touch downs in what was a walk over for her team.

Kiribati were left scoreless and could not find the try line.

The win is PNG’s fourth consecutive win and they are all but assured of a place in the finals,  topping the round robin ladder.

PNG lead Kiribati 12-1 at break

PNG’s try scoring machine Marie Max got them going in the first minute and the touchdowns continued to pile on with other points scored by Mariah Alu, Grace Kouba and Jenny Carol.

Kiribati showed some class to grab a touchdown and register their first point before the break.