Digicel Cup

All Digicel Cup finals to be played in POM

This was confirmed by Competition Manager of the PNG NRLC, Stanley Hondina at a press conference today held at the National Football Stadium.

“This is in compliance with our Competitions Operations Manual to have all finals in neutral venues,” said Hondina.

Hondina added the grand final of the Digicel Cup is scheduled for Saturday September 9 at the PNG Football Stadium.

“It will be played on September 9 because the next day on Sunday September 10, the SP Hunters will host the major semi-final at the National Football Stadium.

Digicel Cup finals tickets to go on sale tomorrow

Competition Manager for the PNG NRLC, Stanley Hondina said a tent will be set up at the Sir John Guise Stadium gate opposite Vision City where tickets can be purchased.

Ticket prices: Club Lounge- K150, Grandstand- K50, Outer stand- K20.

“Tickets will go on sale starting tomorrow, Saturday and on Sunday as well, “said Hondina.

“Everybody in Port Moresby is urged to come and watch the final four teams battle it out for the coveted Digicel Cup.”

This Sunday’s finals of the Digicel Cup will be played at the PNG Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Matches in Minj, Goroka, POM & Kokopo

Starting at 2pm, Waghi Tumbe will play host to competition leaders, Lae Snax Tigers.

Across to Goroka, the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis will clash with the visiting PRK Mendi Muruks.

Down to the nation’s capital, the NCDC Port Moresby Vipers have a date with the Kroton Hela Wigmen.

Finally, all the way in Kokopo, the Agmark Rabaul Gurias are scheduled to take on the EPG Enga Mioks.

All three matches in Goroka, Port Moresby and Kokopo are set to kick off at 3pm.

Wins to Wigmen, Gurias, Mioks & Tigers

In the games in Port Moresby yesterday, Wigmen def. Waghi Tumbe 30-24 and Gurias def. NCDC Port Moresby Vipers 18-12.

Up in Wabag today, Mioks def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 16-14 and in Lae, Tigers def. PRK Mendi Muruks 12-6.

Tigers still in front

The current standings:

Lae Snax Tigers (16), Agmark Rabaul Gurias (15), PRK Mendi Muruks (14), Kroton Hela Wigmen (13), EPG Enga Mioks (10), Bintangor Goroka Lahanis (8), Waghi Tumbe (8), NCDC Port Moresby Vipers (4).

Matches in round 12 will be played in Port Moresby and Lae this weekend.

Wins to Vipers, Muruks, Gurias and Tigers

In Port Moresby, Vipers def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 24-18. In Lae, Tigers defeated EPG Enga Mioks 18-16.

Across to Kokopo, Gurias won Kroton Hela Wigmen 16-12. Up to Goroka, Muruks took out Waghi Tumbe 10-0.

No more Digicel Cup games in Minj and Wabag

PNG-NRL Competition manager Stanley Hondina said this is due to the 2017 National Elections where counting and declarations are still continuing.

“This could continue into next week or longer and disruptions to the competition like last week in Wabag may continue to happen.

 “So for the safety of the players and officials, we feel it is best to reschedule the EPG Enga Mioks and Whagi Tumbe games starting this weekend.”

VIDEO: Vipers beat Tigers

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Wins to Wigmen, Vipers and Gurias

In Port Moresby, Wigmen def. Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 18-14 and Vipers def. Lae Snax Tigers 38-12.

Across to Kokopo, Gurias def. Waghi Tumbe 26-10.

The match in Wabag between EPG Enga Mioks and PRK Mendi Muruks did not go ahead today due to election related violence.

Tigers on top; Vipers still winless

Chasing behind the Tigers are the PRK Mendi Muruks on 12 points.

A better for and against has put the Kroton Hela Wigmen ahead of the Agmark Rabaul Gurias in third spot.

The EPG Enga Mioks sit in fifth place followed by the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis, and then Waghi Tumbe.

Sitting last and with no points registered are the Vipers.

PNG National Rugby League Competition Manager, Stanley Hondina said the 2017 season has fared well so far with no major issues.

Hondina confirmed that the grand final for the Digicel Cup has been scheduled for September.