Then National, Wednesday 12th September, 2012
THE Parisco Sisters won the 2012 Digicel Port Moresby Women’s Rugby League Cup over the weekend.
They beat Royals 6-4 on Sunday at the Lloyd Robson Oval.
The game was a curtain-raiser to the Digicel Cup grand final between Gurias and Muruks.
Team manager Lilly John Kiaga said she was happy with the performance of the girls, saying what they had put into training paid off for them.
Royals dominated the game in the first stanza with a try mid-way through after sustained pressure on the Sisters’ line.
The conversion was unsuccessful and Royals led 4-0 until the half-time siren rang.
Sisters stepped up their attack and defence in the second half and the game went down to the wire.
Right on the stroke of full-time Sisters’ lock forward Matilda Iso broke the line before off-loading the ball to backrower Daiana Nagan, who dived over the try line and scored the equaliser.
Melissa Turia calmly slotted the conversion to give the sisterhood a 6-4 come-from-behind win.
“I am very proud of my players and thank them all for their efforts throughout the season and in making this grand final a success,” Kiaga said.
Sisters were one of the the pioneer clubs in the women’s rugby league in the national capital and lost to the Paga Panthers in last year’s in grand final – but made up for it on the weekend.