Slippery Kilori scores clincher for Magani against Brothers

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The National, Wednesday July 1st, 2012

PIPI Kilori silenced vocal Brothers supporters with a stunning try 15 seconds out from fulltime to hand the Port Moresby Rugby League competition leaders a ‘shooshing’ 24-22 loss to Magani in the main match on Saturday afternoon.
Kilori chanced his light feet for a high ball put up by halfback Isaac Anaga, and came down in the Brothers in-goal with ball in hand to score his second and the match-winner.
Brothers dominated the opening stages of the match through tries to secondrow Jeffery Maramuni, Stanley Olo and Ismael Aute. Aute managed only one conversion. Magani replied with two converted tries to Tabal Henry and Jarod Lewa.
Magani went to the break, down 12-16, but returned intent on shaking the scoreboard.
Anaga converted a penalty to take his side to 14, before Henry scored his second, but it was Ben Wemin who looked like the man with the last say for Brothers.
Wemin scored a converted try to set the stage for a close 22-20 affair going to fulltime, but the tables turned.
The win now brings Magani closer to top four contention, and a drop for the Brethren.
Souths beat Defence 26-20, and giant-killers Hohola Dragons defeated Eco Care Puma 10-8.
Sunday’s results: Tarangau 16 Hawks 14, Royals 42 Maiari Eagles 6 and Paga Panthers 24 Kone Tigers 22.
Competition leaders Dobo Warriors defeated Kone Storms 16-4 in the Friday match.