Mai leads Tribz to 10-6 victory

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The National, Tuesday 24th January 2012

GRYNAUS Tribz led by Jimmy Mai lived up to their fans’ expectations when they beat Kenabot Jets 10-6 in round five of the Agmark 9s rugby league challenge held at the Kalabond oval in Kokopo, East New Britain.
But the team from Rapitok village under coach Mosong Kivung could not maintain the same form. They went down to Warangoi Razorbacks 24-10 in the second match of the day.
Tribz, who are making their debut in the competition, are slowly picking up pace but have to take a positive approach to their games.
However, the upset of the round saw Crusaders beating competition pacesetters Boroko Motors Wanderers 10-6 and Orong Estate Sidewinders gunned down an in form Ablaze Young Guns 4-0.
In the other games, Butex Electrical Hunters beat G-Nut Eels 14-10 in their early game and went on to thrash Gawara Trading Rangers 16-0 in a one-sided affair.
Keleone Panthers defeated Nguvalian Sharks 16-10 and Gazelle 10-8 in the second match.
Wanderers who lost to Crusaders in their opening match, regrouped to beat Orong Estate Sidewinders 12-0.
After the matches, Hunters are leading on 11 points followed by Guns 10, Panthers 10 and Wanderers eight, filling the top four spots.
Clubs that are participating in the competition have also raised complaints of inconsistency of controlling matches.
They are calling the referees’ president Raynold Sorari to discuss these issues with his referees so that they could improve the standard of refereeing. Sorari is also appealing to the clubs to nominate interested young people to volunteer and help the referees.
Club representatives have been called to attend a meeting at 12 noon tomorrow to iron out a number of issues raised.