Rabaul Gurias

Gurias to host Pride

With a good number of former Guria players moving camp to join up with the new Sepik franchise this could be seen as the battle of big brother and small brother.

A bumper crowd is expected tomorrow as the much anticipated clash of mates vs mates take centre stage.

With the strong bond that exists between the two clubs, it is only fair to say that there will be no love lost when they take center stage which should give the fans plenty to cheer about.

Gurias home in late surge

Isou kept Gurias in check for the entire contest only to let go in the last 10 minutes.

From the get go Gurias had all guns blazing launching  numerous raids into Isou’s attacking zone only to be denied  by Isou’s unwavering defense.

Gulf’s defensive resolve appeared to have frustrated the Gurias set plays forcing a number of scoring opportunities into errors.

Midway through the first half Gurias were able to calm the storm, this time using their skill and speed out wide rather than grinding through the middle.

Gurias coach laud Muruks performance

Gurias coach, Francis Ray said his boys were doing well in attack and defense until Gurias prop, Daniel Pai, was sinbinned for a high shot in the second half of the round three Digicel ExxonMobil Cup match.

The Gurias’ lack of composure cost them numerous try-scoring opportunities.

On the other hand, Mendi Muruks head coach, Roderick Puname, admitted that their first half did not go as planned but he was happy that the team managed to work together, which saw them score a converted try in the second half.

Muruks maintain winning streak

Hard hits and rough play by the Muruks, coupled with ball handling errors by the Gurias, saw the visiting team accede to defeat in a packed oval on Monday afternoon.

Playing their home game, the Muruks scored the first try of the round 3 Digicel Exxonmobil Cup match four minutes in through centre, Clent Lama.

With a missed conversion, the scores were at 4-0 until 1 minute before break and the Muruks registered another two points against the Agmark Rabaul Gurias through a penalty goal, going into halftime with 6-0.

Gurias End Muruks Winning Streak

In the Round 14 of the Digicel Cup Competition, the top-of-table blockbuster had everything and lived up to expectations.

At halftime, Gurias led 6-4, after a closely contested first half.

The much-anticipated match of the round kicked off at a frantic pace with the visitors, Muruks going in first to score an unconverted try to take the lead 4-0, at 18 minutes into the first half.

Muruks with their noses in front kept up the pace of the game using their heavy forward pack to mount pressure on Gurias defense but to no avail.

Vipers Ready For Gurias

The heat is on for the Digicel Cup rugby league competition with another triple header set for this weekend in Port Moresby.

The Vipers-Gurias clash was initially scheduled for tomorrow, 30th July in Kokopo but relocated to the Santos National Football Stadium, Port Moresby as part of the triple header.

As the competition heads into the business end of the season with five matches remaining, Vipers have slipped back into the top 6 after last week’s win over Mt Hagen Eagles.

Vipers Fire Up

Sipa said the training is targeted at areas of improvement such as their deference and attack in the field.

After winning straight four matches on home turf in Port Moresby, Coach Sipa says the boys are working hard on their defense and attaching skills in preparations for the Gurias attack.

 “Training is mainly targeted at areas of improvement such as the defense and attached in the field,” said Sipa.

Joe who stepped in to coaching the Vipers in round six of the Digicel cup competition, saw the boys take out the last four wins under his leadership.

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Gurias extended their lead early in the second half after Jason Missian converted a penalty right in front to put the score to 18-8.

The Lions put themselves right back in the game when a double pump from five eighth Nathan Mili put Job Roltinga through a gap to score under the posts.

Enoch Sine made sure the extras were added to set the tone for a fight to the finish.

The next 10 minutes saw sloppy football with poor ball handling from both sides.

Gurias defeat Tigers 20-16 in qualifying final

Gurias were a better side on the day after defending early leads in both halves of the match.

Gurias took a successful penalty and then put two quick tries on the back of silly errors by Tigers in the early part of the first half.

Just before half time, Tigers scored an unconverted try to trail 4-12 into the break.

In the second 40, Gurias ran over the Tigers' line twice to bring their score to 20 while the Morobe boys scored 12 points.