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Sports Scene – Episode 15, 2014

In this episode:


We will be looking at the Touch Rugby National Championships, Easter in Rigo and Hekari United put five, past Oro FC in the National NSL.

Looking at Rugby League in the Nation’s capital, a four day NCD Governor’s Cup was kicked off at the Kone Tigers Oval, Port Moresby. The Kone Tigers Oval came alive as spent, and supporters came to cheer for their teams. Teams around the nation’s capital battled on field as 32 teams went head to head against each other, including a team from the University of Papua New Guinea.


Along the Magi highway, Jeremy took a trip to the village of Galomarubu in the Rigo district for the Easter Games. Galomarubu village is located in the Rigo District, a two hours’ drive from Port Moresby. The hosting of the first ever Easter games attracted many people all geared up for the events. It attracted teams from within the village itself, as well as spectators from along the Maggi Highway.


While the games were friendly and competition was still good, and with 72 trophies up for grabs as well as price money, there were a lot more than neighboring charms going in. Young people may have dominated the games but it was the elders, who were entertaining the spectators. The tournament was an initiative organized and sponsored by local women Tracey Kila.  The aim of the competition was to get the youths away from bad attitudes and form a support networks among women folk of the village. Most of them were struggling to make a living.


To soccer now, the national soccer league saw some big action with Eastern Stars fighting a hard fought out draw against Admiralty. The Telikom National Soccer League kicked of game 11 with a double header in Port Moresby, as the Eastern Stars FC took on the Admiralty FC. Both sides were determined to get some points after a 1 whole draw in the first half. The Port Moresby humidity tested the patience of both players and fans.


The Annual Charity Cup 7 aside Soccer Tournament, Kicked off Easter weekend at Bisini Park in Port Moresby. Workers and cooperate entities gave time away from their office to sweat it out on the field. People of all ages flopped in at the Bisini Park just to have a watch. The competitions started getting tougher as the games were into its third day. The matches were played with smaller goals unlike the bigger games. The intensity between the people and the competition was however same with great rivalry on display.


Port Moresby residents and touch rugby fans field the Murray Barracks oval in Port Moresby, to witness the kick of the PNG Touch Rugby National Championships on Good Friday. The tournament has attracted a total of 16 associations throughout the country.  Two associations from East New Britain, New Ireland, Goroka, Oro, Madang, Kerema with Port Moresby filling a total of four associations on the Easter long weekend tournament.


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