Stop and Shop Port Moresby Vipers, will maketheir maiden grand final appearance against Bentangor Goroka Lahanis, inthe 2013 Digicel Cup.
Vipers raging forwards, led by skipper Larsen Marabe could not be contained by defending Champions, Agmark Rabaul Gurias.
Gurias bowed out ofthe competition in a 32-8 loss tothe Vipers.
Rugby League fans and supporters flockedthe Lloyd Robson Oval, hoping to cheertheir respective teams to victory.
Vipers hadthe home crowd advantage, but Gurias hadtheir fair share of loyal supporters.
Beth teams knew how crucial this match was, Gurias obviously aiming to make a back to back grand final appearance.
Defending Champions, Agmark Rabaul Gurias drew first blood asthey ran in a try, sending out an early warning to Vipers.
This was a wakeup call for the Vipers, asthey executedtheir game plan inthe first half ofthe match.
Just when Vipers were settling intothe game throughtheir defensive play, a penalty was awarded tothe Gurias.
Gurias hit-man, Dion Aiye opted for the tap and managed to crossthe line to score 8-nil tothe Vipers.
Vipers didn’trsquo;t seem moverd asthey bounced back with a try oftheir own.
Vipers’ forwards causing havoc for Gurias defense, as skipper Larsen Marabe raged past to score plotting 8 points apiece.
Vipers shut out Gurias to run in two mores try, both conversions unsuccessful to takethe lead 16-8 to half time.
The second half saw Gurias return on field with some extra fire power, but every play in attack fell short ofthe try line.
Vipers’ brick wall defense did wonders for the home team asthey ran rings aroundthe defending premieres.
More tries tothe Vipers hadthe home crowd in frenzy with just minutes to go before Vipers could actually rejoice intheir first grand final appearance.
Gurias were left searching for answers, asthey accepted defeatohangingtheir boots up for the season.
32-8 wasthe final score for a jubilant Vipers outfit.
Vipers will face off with Goroka Lahanis inthe Grand Final, and no doubt will be looking for a perfect finish tothe 2013 season.
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