Solid Hawks steamroll Magani for 18-0 victory

The National, Tuesday July 19th, 2016

COMPETITION leaders Hanubada Hawks kept Magani scoreless, beating the foundation club 18-0 in their Port Moresby Rugby League round 16 clash at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium last Saturday.
The Hanuabada team are on the top of the table with five matches before the finals.
It was all one-way traffic as the Hawks forwards and backline had the better of Magani, who tried hard but had not answers.
In the first-half, Hawks held a 6-0 lead after a try by hooker Joel Tom, converted by five-eighth Jack Victor.
In the second-half, centre Michael Oaniu touched down, with Victor adding the extras for a 12-0 lead.
Then it was increased by winger John Lele, who dashed 80-metres to touch down under the uprights for Victor to pot the goal for the 18-0 win.
In the women’s competition, Royals walked over arch-rivals Paga Panthers 24-4 in the top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.
Royals scored four tries to the opposition’s one, to sound the warning that they were out to defend the title they won last season.
Hooker Jennifer Robert played a guiding role in her side’s victory, setting up forwards Veronica and Scholastitica Waula, Winnie Steven, Monalisa Kepa and Carol Humeu to create inroads into the Panthers defence for the backline to exploit.
Results: Men – Storm 12 Paga Panthers 8, Warriors 14 Flies 6, Tarangau 12 Brothers 6, Tigers 30 West 16, Butterflies 16 Defence 0; Women – Butterflies 14 Tarangau 4, Storm 10 Defence 0, Warriors 6 West 6, Souths 14 Sisters 8.