The Mele Eels Gold team have won the inaugural Vanuatu Rugby League Women’s Nines Championship after defeating the Port Vila Powerhouse 12 – 4 in the Final.
The Eels controlled the first half, scoring two unanswered tries to lead 8 – 0 at halftime before the Powerhouse hit back to only trail by four shortly after the break.
Eels winger and Player of the Match, Alvina Chillia, scored the final try of the game after running the length of the field to secure the win for the Eels.
In the Third Place Play-Off, the Mele Eels Blue defeated the Vanuatu Police & Mobile Forces ‘Blue Machine’ 14 – 10 after trailing 10 – 0 at halftime.
The Pango Green Birds defeated a Port Vila Barbarians team 20 – 4 in the Men’s Nines curtain raiser, which was also played.