NCD open mixed touch champs after beating ENB


Team NCD won the PNG Games open mixed touch gold medal at Sarakolok Oval last Friday and are eyeing more medals with men’s and women’s competition to start today.
Coach Paul Boino said he was happy with their 9-8 win over East New Britain in the final.
In the bronze medal playoff, host West New Britain beat pre-tournament favourites Northern 5-3.
The open mixed finals were closely contested, with East New Britain racing away with two early tries but NCD kept their composure to trade tries before snatching the match-winner towards the end of play.
Coach Boino said it was the first gold medal for NCD in the open mixed division after winning the silver medal at previous Games.
The win was a morale booster for Team NCD as they prepare for the men’s and women’s open competitions which start today.