The Pacific in Union program witnessed its first batch taking part in the National Provincial Women’s 7s championship, held over the weekend.
The Under 19s and 15s were true to their form at the Monier Rugby Union Grounds, despite the dull weather.
The invitational AROB team stamped their mark on the field, proving their worthiness.
It was the first of its kind to host the National Provincial Women 7s Championships.
The women took the field in form and style.
Twelve Open Women’s teams participated in the 2 day championships, including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Madang, Momase-Highlands and the Port Moresby-based teams.
The games that were in the spotlight were the Pacific in Union Under 15s and 19s.
The girls were perky and amusing, yet risking themselves on the muddy pitch created by the heavy downpour earlier.
Port Moresby International School in red took on St Joseph International in the U15 Cup semifinal.
POMIS were true to their form, giving St Joey’s a run for their money.
POMIS went past St Joey outfit to meet the girls from the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
The AROB were in a class of their own as they fought tooth and nail for every metre.
The AROB continued their good on-field discipline, bagging the Cup at 15 points to nil.
In the U19 playoff, AROB beat Port Moresby Grammar and advanced to the Cup final against POMIS.
POMIS weren’t able to equalize the scoreboard and succumbed to AROB 10 to 5 at the final hooter.
In the Open Women’s playoffs, Nova beat Barbarians 15 to 5, pocketing the bowl, while Sisters were too good for Madang, walking home with the plate.
Southern Chiefs were five points short, letting the Spartans be crowned as the queens of the championships.
The tournament is the pathway to select players for the national team, PNG Palais, in preparation for the Hong Kong 7s and the Oceania Cup in Noosa, Australia.
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