By MELTON PAIS
THE Port Moresby Suburban rugby league competition will have their round nine games this weekend at Kone Tigers Oval in Waigani.
In last weekend’s round eight fixtures, Morata Swans edged Marane K-Rats 20-14.
The Swans ran in three tries with one penalty goal to the Rats’ two tries and a penalty goal.
Swans halfback Maya Clark added the two extra points for his team to win.
It was not an ordinary season game because the teams who are from the Morata battled for the added incentive of the Wayne Muli Cup beside the regular competition points.
Muli, believed to be in his 70s, is a long-time resident of Morata and has been a strong supporter what used to be Morata League for over 40 years.
Morata League has now been upgraded to the Port Moresby Suburban League.
The Wayne Muli Cup is contested annually in a one-off game in the middle of the Suburban league competition between Muli’s own Morata Swans and whichever team is drawn against the Swans.
On Saturday, the Swans walked away with the cup and K200 cash prize.
The Swans’ six-points margin pleased Muli, who is the team president.
K-Rats, last year’s premiers and currently leading the league’s points ladder, tried hard to catch up with the Swans but time ran out on them.
Other results from last weekend: 54 Bears 20, Haveva Ants 6; Giluwe Tribes 10, Wildlife Titans 10; Helifix Warriors 16, Hurunamini Enene 0; Kumaisa Faris 10, Walia 4; Waigani Cowboys 10, Erima Hurricanes 8; Eastern Ends United 4, JV Panthers 0; Mountain Bulls 10, Asu Amiti 0.
By MELTON PAIS