Dabaris knock Isou to continue winning form

After an error riddled opening half the Central men were able to regroup and pulled away in the second half.

After registering their first win of the season against EMK Sepik Pride in Round 5, Gulf Isou have continued to struggle to remain consistent in the competition. This was evident in their last three games losing streak to Hela Wigmen, Vipers and Dabaris.

Sunday’s clash against Dabaris was a must win game for Isou despite their mediocre form of late and the lack of confidence in the game.

Gurias home in nail biter

Going into Sundays block buster both teams were sharing top spot in their pool with 10 points apiece with Vipers edging Gurias out on percentage.

Foundation clubs Rabaul Gurias and Port Moresby Vipers took to the Santos National Football stadium on Sunday to replicate and show off their wares why they are still the benchmark teams of the national rugby league.

The physicality and pace of top of the Pool B classic was next level that kept the vocal crowd cheering their teams on throughout the intriguing match-up.

POM hosts Digicel Cup triple header

According to alternative arrangement, matches will be played in Lae, Goroka and Port Moresby on Sunday 1st July, 2022.

For the Port Moresby fans, the Santos National Football Stadium will host a triple header this Sunday with the Moni Plus NCDC Port Moresby Vipers playing the Agmark Rabaul Gurias at 11am.

Tigers Claim ‘Don Fox’ Memorial Shield

Former PNGNRLC Chairman and current PNGRFL Director Sudhir Guru presented the inaugural Don Fox Memorial Minor Premiership shield to Lae Snax Tigers captain Enoch Sine during the elimination finals in Port Moresby yesterday. 

Tigers headed the ladder after round 11 last weekend on a superior points difference over PRK Mendi Muruks and JPG Waghi Tumbes.    

Janet Fox, widow of late Fox said the naming of the Digicel Cup Minor Premiership Shield after her late husband was a kind and beautiful gesture and a great honour to his memory.   

Referee A Profession

Paul Wani, Aaron Kilo and Leonard Alphones have made their way from being rugby leagues players and gone straight into becoming referees are encouraging young players to look into becoming referees as a career pathway.

Senior Referee, Paul Wani said it’s great to see Digicel cup players now refereeing the competition in the game venues around the country.

Wani said: “Players who have come direct from playing to refereeing, has seen an improvement in the quality of the game.”

PNGNRLC Upholds Measures

The global pandemic affected PNG’s sporting fraternity, with stringent COVID-19 protocols taking a toll on sports facilities and competitions in the country.

The PNG National Rugby League Competition had to stop its affiliated clubs from running its competitions.

PNGNRLC Chairman, Adrian Chow said they were collaborating with the Government in doing their bit in supporting COVID-19 key messages and creating awareness in venues and competitions.

K250,000 Backing For Rugby Refs

MVIL Managing Director, Michael Makap said they are happy with PNGNRL promoting their safety road messages.

As part of Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited continued support to the PNGNRLC, the cheque of K250,000 to PNGNRLC will go towards supporting the PNGNRLC Referees in the country and its competitions.

 “We are grateful to MVIL for supporting us in this trying time. It will help us carryout our competitions and other programs that PNGNRLC is running in the country and these includes our referees,” said PNGNRLC chairman Adrian Chow.