Two Weeks to Finals of Bomana Off-Season Rugby League

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By Theckla Gunga – EM TV News, Port Moresby

The Bomana off-season Rugby League is two weeks away from the final rounds.

The games for round 10 yesterday, with over 40 teams vying to secure a spot in the top eight, in both the A Grade and B Grade Categories.

Over 12 teams played today in both the A and B grade matches. Another 14 will play tomorrow.

In the first A grade match, the New Call Warriors, a team comprising of sons of police officers and Morobe United, made up of youths residing at the Nine Mile Morobe Block, the Morobe United proved their unity by defeated NCW 4 points to nil.

Seconds after the kick off, a line drop out was called against NCW, signalling a bad start for the boys in blue.

In the 12 minutes of the first half, NCW kept Morobe United away from their try line with a strong defence that kept the ball in MU’s territory.

Two penalties, both called after high tackles against the Warriors gave Morobe United the opportunity to seize four points to win the game.

In the second half, the Warriors tried fighting back but were denied entry into Morobe United’s try line because of a strong defence put up by MU.

The Bomana Off Season is by far the biggest competition in Port Moresby to have 84 teams compete in both Grades.

Most players are from the Moresby North East electorate with one team that travels from as far as 14 mile to compete in the competition.

Theckla Gunga

graduated with an Arts Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea, with majors in Journalism and Public Relations. Her passion in news gathering lies in reporting on Crime and Court stories. She is into her third year reporting with EMTV and loves the challenge of being in a once male dominated field.

Theckla Gunga

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