The Lae Tigers have opened their 2016 Digicel Cup campaign with a win. Enjoying a bye in the opening round of the 2016 competition, the Tiger’s first fixture was against the Port Moresby Vipers at the National Football Stadium.
In front of a small but vocal crowd at the home of PNG Rugby League, the Tigers ran out to a 12 – 4 lead in the first half, before sealing the 28 – 10 victory over the Vipers, handing the Port Moresby outfit their second consecutive loss.
In other games in Round Two, nothing could separate the Tumbe or Isapea in Minj, nor the Muruks or Eagles in Mendi.
Goroka were too strong at home, handing the visiting Wigmen a 20 – 8 loss, whilst the Mioks ran out 32 – 24 victors over the Lions in Wabag.
Round Two Results:
Enga Mioks 32 defeated Simbu Lions 24 (Wabag)
Wahgi Tumbe 20 drew with Gulf Isapea 20 (Minj)
Mendi Muruks 16 drew with Mt Hagan Eagles 16 (Mendi)
Goroka Lahanis 20 defeated Helga Wigman 8 (Goroka)
Lae Tigers 28 defeated Port Moresby Vipers 10 (Port Moresby)