Competition leaders continue winning streak


THE Credit Corp Harlequins sit atop the Capital Rugby Union ladder after seven rounds without a loss so far this season at Bava Park in Port Moresby.
The Harlies are in pole spot with 29 points after their 18-14 win over Valley Hunters on Saturday, followed by defending champions Brothers (27).
University (25) and Valley (17) are occupying the third and fourth spots respectively.
The Wanderers (fifth), Crusaders (sixth), Juggernauts (seventh) and Nova (eighth) occupy the bottom half of the ladders with only three rounds of competition remaining.
Meanwhile, match coordinator Pepe Gotaha has noted an increased competition for spots in teams with clubs restricted to fielding only their best players in the premier division.
“Everyone has been competitive from the start of the season since there’s only one division and we’ve noted a big improvement especially from teams like Valley,” he said.
“In every match, Valley have stepped up and even if they lose against sides above them, it’s a narrow one so they’ve shown a lot of promise this year despite the short season.
“We’ve also had a boost from National Capital Rugby Union forwards coming in to play and it has been a promising show from all the teams in the competition.”
Gotaha said the return of crowds was a bonus for the remainder of the season.