Muruks show improvement to down Wigmen 20-12 and claim K25, 000 and the Brother in Arms Shield in Mendi derby.
The first half was a tight game as both teams scored two tries apiece, one to Nathan Berry and Isaac Mel with the PRK sponsored team missing one conversion from two attempts by fullback Joe Joshua. Wigmen missed both conversions for their tries of which George Moni had one, but managed a penalty before halftime for both team to go 10-all into the sheds.
In the second half, the Kemele construction sponsored team got a penalty to lead early at 12-10 but that was all for the day as the Muruks responded with two tries to Stanley Olo and youngster Joshua to have the scores at 18-10 for the Muruks. Joshua later added a penalty for the Muruks to seal the match.
Ruing gave credit to Stanley Olo who fed off well from the hooker position while Ape Nande and Issac Mel gained grounds for halfback Joshua Molsie and centre Samuel Samson that added up to a match winning performance.
“I am happy with the boy’s performance but there is still a lot of work to be done on our defensive plays and completion rates.” Ruing said.
Ruing said few of his players copped minor injuries with Olo carrying a suspected nose injury just on the dying minutes of the match.
Ruing said compared to the previous games in Kundiawa and Hagen, the boys played better over the weekend and as the rounds continue he hopes to improve their performance.
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