Vikings show worth in ENB comp

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The National, Tuesday 4th June 2013

 TOKUA Plantation Redskins hammered Tomaringa Royals 47-7 and the 11th hour Vikings nailed Kinabot Piggies 32-0 in the round Round 1 second matches in the East New Britain 2013 Arpi Cup rugby union competition. 

Vikings proved their 11th hour inclusion into the competition was worth the hassle with a convincing performance against Kinabot in the main game at the Maltech oval in Rabaul on Saturday. 

Vikings opened up with a five star display by Allan Sammy and Neville Bongai scoring two tries each. 

Sammy went over followed by Bongai for a 12-0 lead midway through the first half. 

Vikings added an penalty just before halftime for a 15-0 lead at the break. 

Returning in the second half, Steven Wumi extended Vikings’ lead before Sammy grabbed his second of the match and the margin was 27-0 with the Piggies bereft of ideas. 

Bongai in a one-man effort scored another five-pointer before time for the 32-point win. 

The bulky Piggies had their moments but captain Peter Purpuruk, Aaron Kare and John Ereman had no answers for the clinical Vikings. 

Earlier on the Redskins through tries to Jeffery Edward, George Aken, Stanley Kess, Bou Latu, Clement Akas, Jason Amuk and Adam Butler piled on 47 points against Royals. 

Japheth Yamban kicked four goals while Jacky Paul and Toua Philip converted a try each.

Royals only try came from Francis Andy, converted by Duncan Paiama. 

Results: Barabarians 17 Harlequins 8, Diggers on bye.