Flies and Royals teams to beat

Flies and Royals have both accrued 15 points coming from seven wins, one draw and no losses after nine rounds.

A better for and against of 50 has put the Flies at the top of the table with Royals in second place from a for and against of 43.

The top 8:

Hohola Flies (15), Royals (15), Hawks (10), Brothers (9), Kone Tigers (8) Dobo Warriors (7), Butterflies (7), Defence (7).

Teams sitting outside of the top 8 are Wests, Kone Storms, Tarangau, Magani, Souths and Paga Panthers.

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Souths defeat Royals 10-0

Souths spent the opening minutes of the first half in their opponent’s half asking questions early on.

Surviving the early attacks, Royals made their way out of danger and into South’s territory.

The boys in blue nearly hit the lead had Joel Amos held onto the ball after barging over the line carrying three defenders over with him.

But Souths continue to keep the pressure on and this turned into points when Sunny Wabo was put into a gap to dance his way to the try line and score under the posts.

Royals to meet Hohola Flies in grand final

The girls in blue booked the first spot in the grand final after thumping Butterflies 20-0 in this afternoon’s preliminary final.

In the preliminary final that followed after, Hohola Flies held on tightly to beat Paga Panthers 8-4.

Tournament official, Meke Maino said the women’s Cup grand final will kick off at 1:30pm.

The game before that will be for the Plate between Butterflies and Paga Panthers, with the loser to settle for the Bowl.


Royals retain title as POMRFL women's champions

The Royals were crowned champions after beating the Richard Wagambie Paga Panthers 24-16 in today's grand final at the National Football Stadium.

It was a double to outside centre Naomi Kaupa late in the match that won it for the Royals.

Two tries in the first half to the Panthers allowed them to take a 10-6 lead at the break.

The Royals hit early in the second half to level up after quick hands allowed Marie Biyama to score out wide.

K126,000 for POMRFL to stage grand finals

POMRFL chairman Dr James Naipao confirmed yesterday that this cost will cover the prize money, preparations and venue hire.

Prize money for grand finalists is K64,000 and this will be awarded accordingly.

In the women’s match, Paga Panthers will take on defending champions Royals for the top prize of K7,000 and runner up will get K2,500.

In the U20 division, Brothers will play Souths for a top prize of K7,000 and second place will take home K2,500.