The Miners defeated Be Dogs ten points to eight to qualify inthe opening match.
Sunday’s morning overcast didn’trsquo;t stopthe fans from converging tothe Lae Rugby League ground to withnessthe Ipatas cup Eastern Challenge “Do or Die” matches.
Only two out ofthe eight teams battling since Saturday have takenthe Gold Pass to meetthe standing team Mendi Off-cuts for the Grand Final in Wabag this weekend.
Andthe two teams Armsec Belolo Miners andthe Kamkumung Crushers have provernthemselves strong enough to grabthe gold pass.
The winning teams are expected to be intheir training camps in preparation for the Gran Final Challenge.
Edwin Fidelis, Trukai Sport