Round Three

Wins to Wigmen, Vipers, Mioks, Lahanis & Gurias

At the Oil Search National Football Stadium in the nation's capital, the Vipers caused an upset beating the Snax Lae Tigers 18-14.

In the second match, the Wigmen were too strong for the Chimbu Warriors beating them 26-6.

Up in the Highlands, the Mioks def. Giru Waghi Tumbe 10-4 and the Lahanis def. PRK Mendi Muruks 24-10. 

To Kokopo, the Gurias thumped PRK Gulf Isou 26-4.

Round three: Wins to Muruks, Gurias

In Minj, the Gurias def. Waghi Tumbe 24-14 and in Mendi, the Muruks def. EPG Enga Mioks 10-8.

To Lae, the reigning premiers Tigers def. NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 28-18 and up at Goroka, the Wigmen def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 20-12.

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NPL completes round three

In the Southern Conference matches played at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby, Hekari United FC def. Admiralty FC 2-1, PKA Rapatona FC drew with Erema Gulf FC nil all and Papaka FC def. Gigira Amoana FC 7-1.

To the Northern Conference matches at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae, Laiwaden FC def. Bulolo FC 1-0, Markham FC def. Lahi United FC 2-1 and Nawae FC def. Morobe United FC 1-0.

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Three wins on the trot for Hunters

The Hunters were first on the board in the 13th minute courtesy of some fancy footwork and speed from fullback Stargroth Amean who danced around the defence and dived over to score.

His opposite number, Jamayne Isaako proved hard to stop near the line when he bulldozed his way over to score just after the 20 minute mark.

An unsuccessful conversion put the score at 6-4 with the Hunters in front.

Wawa to make debut in round three clash

In announcing the 20-man squad, Hunters coach Michael Marum said Stargroth Amean will start at fullback in place of Bland Abavu, who has been rubbed out by the Queensland Rugby League Judiciary for one game for tripping.

The enforcer, David Loko, has been cleared to play this weekend after he was cited for a dangerous throw after taking an early guilty plea.

Marum added that versatile forward, Lawrence Tu’u gets a start in the back row with Watson Boas, Junior Rop and Radley Brawa, named in the extended 20-man side.