Eastern Highlands Rugby Union is expected to stage a thrilling showdown this weekend at the National Sport Institute grounds.
A much-fancied Reds outfit is set to take defending champs Kama Sharks by the tail in a grand final match Goroka residents are expected to turn out in numbers for.
The evergreen National Sport Institute grounds were given a neatly-matted display of football that was certainly a thriller among the odds of the day.
The semifinals played over the weekend saw the Harlequins take on arch rivals United Reds, who are made up of young guns attending Goroka Secondary School and residing in Gonicks area.
Harlies were a class of their own with seeded stars remaining positive throughout the season aiming to garner the game, but the budded Reds side put on a resilient defence that triggered an intriguing 19-11 win.
This advanced them to the finals against defending champions Kama Sharks, who will not be easy beats in retaining their bragging rights.
In 10’s format, it’s another affair for Harlequins and Reds. The Harlies outfit, under the captainship of Garks Akive, made Rotary Park boys straight out winners over the Kama Sharks in the extra time given.
Harlies ran rings around the Sharks and calmed them at 7 points to nil. The introduction of the Pacific In Union program has contributed immensely to Rugby Union in the Eastern Highlands Province.
School children are showing interest and will no doubt be knocking on the doors of the clubs for a spot.
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