Finals fight heats up

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By ROBINSON LEKA
WITH only four rounds left before the top-six playoffs, the battle for berths in the Digicel Cup finals is heating up.
Round-15 fixtures in Port Moresby on Sunday should provide plenty of entertainment at the Oil Search National Football Stadium.
The 8th-placed Gulf Isou will be looking for redemption after last week’s 10-20 loss to the Gurias when they face an impressive Waghi Tumbe outfit.
The 3rd-placed Tumbe, who have displayed excellent football all season, will be out to cement themselves as one of the favourites when they take on the Isou.
The Kimbe Cutters will make their second appearance in Port Moresby this weekend as they continue working on their combinations against the Kroton Hela Wigmen.
The Wigmen, who are seventh, are looking to make their way into the top-six this weekend.
Kimbe rugby followers in Port Moresby will certainly be out in numbers again to set the atmosphere in what should be an interesting affair.
In other matches, the Rabual Gurias will host to the 10th-placed Mendi Muruks in Kokopo.
The Gurias, who sit second on the ladder with 22 points, are determined to snatch the minor premiership from competition leaders Lae Tigers who are on 23 points.
In Goroka, the Lahanis will be looking for a home win against a toughened Central Dabaris outfit.
The Tigers are expected to dominate the Port Moresby Vipers at home.
The Vipers, who are second-last, will be looking to restore some lost pride heading towards the end of the regular season.
Fixtures: Sun, July 14 – Tigers v Vipers, Gurias v Muruks, Lahanis v Dabaris, Isou v Tumbe, Mioks v Eagles, Wigmen v Cutters.

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