The National – Tuesday, June 28, 2011
THE Medics rugby league team at the University of PNG’s Taurama campus is celebrating their win after beating University of Goroka 12-10 in the grand final to claim the Vice-Chancellor’s Cup at the University of National Resources and Environment in East New Britain last week.
The cup challenge had attracted teams from universities around the country.
The Medics team returned on Sunday morning to a rousy welcome reception at the Taurama campus, organised by the student body.
The team finished on top in pool B and defeated Unitech Komodos in the semi-final to advance to the grand final.
On their return, captain Scott Gorosahu said praised the boys who defended tirelessly throughout the match.
However, he gave credit to the University of Goroka team who were worthy opponents and gave them a good contest.
One of the senior students, Gordon Koroka said the Medics team were hungry for a win after finishing third at the National Union of Students Games last year.
“We are known for our prowess in rugby (union) and were determined to make our mark in rugby league,” he said.
“We have the potential but our determination has seen us win this challenge.
“This Cup is the beginning of all challenges to come. The challenge is now on our first and second year students to carry on the legacy and defend it in two years time,” Koroka said.
The Medics Rugby League team also won the Digicel Cup and the player of the cup challenge which went to Steven John Gari.
The University Pythons of the Waigani campus also participated at the challenge.