Enga Mioks will host Hela Wigmen at the Lae rugby league ground in what is expected to be a fiery encounter, while the Lae Tigers will try to maintain pride with their first minor premiership against the Mendi Muruks. The Mioks held off the vicious Port Moresby Vipers in Lae last week and are set on continuing their winning streak.
Muruks, who failed to last for 80 minutes in Kokopo last Sunday, will have the spectator advantage as hosts over the
competition leaders in Mt Hagen.
Mioks coach Timothy Lepa has maintained his
team of young guns have been working hard on their combinations and have been
improving in every match .He said they will try to shut out the Muruks.
Tigers, on the other hand, have had the shortest week this season
after returning to Lae last Monday following their 24-18 win over the Wigmen in
the Western Highlands capital and their return trip by road last (Thursday)
“It’s been a short week for us.
“After a day off, we trained on
Wednesday and Thursday and then had to travel on the last night after training
in order for the boys to acclimatise,” said coach Stanley Tepend.
a good, strong and solid side.
“We have been working on adapting our
combinations,” Tepend said.
He said prop Mogi Wei Junior will make his long
awaited return while young hooker Warren Glare will be out of action for the
second week following his hamstring injury.
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