By MELTON PAIS
BROTHERS utility Jason Viyogo is tipped to star for his side as they defend their title against Souths in the Port Moresby Rugby League Under-20 grand final on Sunday at the National Football Stadium Oval 1.
The defending champions have remained true to form and worked their way up throughout the season in the junior division competition.
In every team sport, there are one or two standouts and in the Brothers camp, 19-year-old Viyogo, of Enga and Eastern Highlands, is one such playmaker.
Since joining Brothers last year, Viyogo has been a force in ensuring their success over the past two seasons.
The highlander is in his element in the centres and he has maintained that position.
Viyogo’s skill and discipline on and off the field have earned him the captain’s role and on Sunday, he will lead the Brothers into their second grand final.
“We won the U20 minor and major premiership honours last year and are looking forward to defending our title,” Viyogo said.
“We did not start off this year’s campaign well as expected until round 15. “Placing ninth after round 14, our coach and trainer said that if we wanted to make the finals, we only had the last five rounds to at least secure a spot in the playoffs.
“With encouragement from our management, we aimed for the top-eight spot in the remaining rounds and managed to pull that off,” he said.
“When we were named in the top-eight playoffs, we played with renewed zest, winning our washout and knockout games and brushing aside the compeition.
“We are more than prepared to play the grand final.”
By MELTON PAIS