PRK Mendi Muruks

Round 1 makes promising start

From all post-match reports, games were successfully completed without incidences.

From the Lae fixtures, PRK Mendi Muruks had a close one over the WNPG Kimbe Cutters 22- 16.

2021 Digicel Cup defending premiers Lae Snax Tigers under new coach Oscar Tonga showed no mercy for the young CPG Dabaris side with a 38-14 thumping.

At Santos National Football Stadium  Port Moresby PRK Gulf Isou showed a lot of resolve in their defense to stop the rampaging 2021 grand final runners up JPG Waghi Tumbe 14-8 at fulltime.

Tumbe’s First Grand Final Appearance

The Tumbe’s meet the Tigers after thumping PRK Mendi Muruks in yesterday's preliminary final 31-16 in front of a packed crowd at the National Football Stadium.

Skipper and wrecking baller runner Joe ‘the tank’ Frank was voted the Digicel man-of-the-match.

 

Tigers 5th GF Appearance

The formidable Lax Snax Tigers will regroup and prepare for the Digicel Cup Grand Final.

The showdown will kick off in two weeks’ time. Coach Stanley Tepend says they will focus on strengthening the weak areas in their performance, which they picked up while playing the PRK Mendi Muruks in the major semi-final round yesterday.

“A win and a week off is good for the players. This will only mean we go back and iron out areas that we feel is enough to get us through the finals. We are very confident and just waiting to play the winner of Muruks and Tumbe,” said Tepend.

Errors prove costly for Tigers

The table-toppers fought tooth and nail to gain the upper hand in front of a hyped up crowd at the Lae Rugby League oval on Sunday.

Ten minutes into the first half of the Digicel Cup match and a high tackle by Roy Kela saw the Muruks kick a penalty goal through halfback Josiah Jimmy.

Though the Tigers dominated the Muruks’ side of the field, their efforts to cross the line was repeatedly met with stiff opposition.

Both teams went for break with the scores at 2-0.

A return from second half and another penalty was awarded to the Muruks two minutes in.

Muruks will stop at nothing

Coach Roderick Puname was ecstatic after their rebound in round 6, defeating the Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles 30-20.

The Muruks could have escaped by a large margin in the first half had it not been for their numerous ball-handling errors.

Muruks restore pride

The sobering loss to the Goroka Lahanis in last week's Digicel Cup's round 5 saw the Mendi outfit determinedly take the field to restore their lost pride. 

In front of a record crowd at the Lae Rugby League oval, the PRK Mendi Muruks recorded their opening converted try through Clent Lama, 12 minutes into the first match of round six. 

The Mt Hagen Eagles pushed hard to reciprocate. However, a high tackle pushed them back with halfback Josiah Jimmy successfully scoring a penalty kick. 

Muruks, Eagles claim wins in Lae

The Mendi outfit displayed their intentions in the first 8 minutes of Sunday's double-header, with Muruks' centre, Clent Lama, swiftly catching the ball on the right wing to ground it for the opening try. 

Five-eighth Wesley Batari added an extra two points for a 6-point lead. 

22 minutes in and winger Leon Undipia broke through an already tired Cutters defense. With an unsuccessful conversion, the scores were 10-nil until an energetic Batari tore through for another unconverted try, 33 minutes in. 

The teams went for break with their points at 14-0.

Muruks announce Nami as Coach for 2019

PRK Mendi Muruks Chairman,  Isaac Luke, mande the announcement on Wednesday (Jan 30th).

Isaac said the announcement is part of the club's rebranding and re-strategy for a new and improved flagship team for the Southern Highlands Province.

Speaking for the first time as the Head Coach, Nami said he was happy to join the club after being released from the Lahanis.

Triumphant afternoon for Wigmen

The hot Port Moresby heat did not deter the Wigmen in the Digicel Cup round 10 competition.

Less than 3 minutes into the game and Daniel Tapol flew over the Muruk’s tryline, registering the first score for the round 10 match.

A successful conversion by Stanley Olo saw the Wigmen lead with 6 points.

7 minutes later, Benjamin Hetra shouldered past 3 Muruks defenders for another try.

The Muruks responded a few minutes later with a try of their own. Unfortunately, an unsuccessful conversion by Warren Glare left the score at 12-4.

Wigmen to mark respect for lives lost in quake

“It has been a turbulent past 4 weeks for us starting with the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Hela, Southern Highlands and parts of Enga, Gulf, Western Province and East Sepik where lives have been lost and properties destroyed,” said Wigmen board chairman, Andy Hetra.

Over the weekend, tribal fights escalated in the heart of the provincial capital in Tari, resulting in further loss of lives.

“These are trying time for us, having to represent a province that is torn by natural and manmade disasters.