Rugby League

Lae Snax Tigers Ready To Defend Melanesian Cup

“We know we are playing a tough Fijian side. We know they have not won the Melanesia Cup before and the pressure would be on them,” he said.
27 Feb 2020 14:37
Lae Snax Tigers Ready To Defend Melanesian Cup
Papua New Guinea’s rugby league champions Lae Snax Tigers with the Melanesian Cup at Nadi International Airport on February 26, 2020. The Tigers take on Fijian champions Ravoravo Rabbitohs at Churchill Park, Lautoka on Saturday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

The Stanley Tepend-coached Lae Snax Tigers aim to continue their unbeaten run on Fijian soil against the Ravoravo Rabbitohs in the Melanesian Cup match at Churchill Park, Lautoka on Saturday.

Team manager Stanley Hondina said they are confident of defending the title.

“We know we are playing a tough Fijian side. We know they have not won the Melanesia Cup before and the pressure would be on them,” he said.

“We have a pretty young side but we are confident.

“We know former Tigers strongman Tikiko Noke will be playing for the Rabbitohs.”

The match kicks off at 4pm with the curtain –raiser between the Kaiviti Silktails and  Wigmen at 2pm.
Tigers: 1. Sonny Wabo, 2. Enoch Sine, 3. Jokedi Bire, 4. Roderick Tai, 5. Anderson Benford, 6. Mark Tony, 7. Nathan Milli, 8. Roy Kela, 9. Noel Joel, 10. Sylvester Namo, 11. Butler Morris, 12. Tiger Emeri, 13. Ishmael Balkawa, 14. Weser Tenza, 15. Joejoe Wallamas, 16. John Andy, 17. Cedric Maima, 18. Joshua Lau, 19. Nicky Aure.

Edited by Osea Bola

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