Moresby South league rookies secure top-four spots


MORESBY South Rugby League newcomers Taurama Wolfpack and 6-Mile Crows have secured spots in the A grade competition’s top four.
Crows (3) and Wolves (4) surprised the established teams to finish high in the top eight after only entering the competition this season.
The 6-Mile side will meet second-placed Sub City Raiders and Wolves will face off against minor premiers Kaugere Bulldogs.
The teams will need to stay focused and game ready over the coming weeks as they wait for Nov 7, when the competition can hold its finals fixtures after the Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.
The Woflpack in their debut season came close to clinching the minor premiership but two scoreless fixtures saw them tumble out of contention.
The Wolfpack will now have to channel that early season confidence and form as they look to progress deep into the finals.
Established teams like Gabutu Dragons, Vadavada United and Bulldogs have post-season experience and are expected to be formidable challenges for the new sides.
Dragons and United are both in the elimination fixtures with Southern Sons and the winner of the eighth place decider between Korobosea Souths and Kone Eagles.
Both teams are consistent performers and will be boosted with the return of their Digicel Cup players.
Success might rest on which sides can handle the break the best and not lose focus or the edge heading into what is a new situation.