Capital Rugby Union will enter the last round of Semi-finals matches this Saturday, at the Monier Rugby Park in Port Moresby.
With seeded clubs bowing out of finals contention last weekend, the matches this weekend will see the clash between new and old rivals.
The infamous home of Rugby Union in the Nation’s Capital, the Monier Rugby Park, is expected to fill to capacity this Saturday, to witness the last leg of Semi-finals matches in this year’s competition.
With seeded Harlequins dominating the finals and ripping away titles last year in the U-19s and Premier Men’s division, and runner-up in the women’s division, long-time rivals Defence and University have crept up the ladder to claim bragging rights this year.
After going down to Defence last weekend, in a 1 point defeat in the Men’s A-Grade, University will be sure to make this weekend’s semi-final match against Valley-Hunters a tough contention.
This year, with the absence of big names, Chris Kakah and Desmond Korpok, and the last minute return of Leme Tole and Monty Diave, Harlequins will hope to make this finals match a winner against University to face Defence to retain their premiership title.
University Piggies have been having inconsistent seasons over the years, and have finally dug in their snouts deep, for a spot in the semi-finals this year after beating Defence in round 10.
With experienced George Oki and Augustin Kumalau up front, the Piggies are sure to utilize their speed in the backline that they’ve reserved for this weekend.
This weekend’s women’s semi-final, sees a rematch of last year’s grand-final, where the injury-ridden Harlequins, will hope to take revenge against the John Larry-coached Spartans, to face Southern Chief’s next weekend.
With the good sportsmanship displayed last weekend, Capital Rugby Union Executives hopes the rugby fraternity will maintain the good behavior and spirit this weekend.
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