The Southern Confederation has made it two wins from two National Championships, claiming the Men’s Under 20’s National title after winning all their games on Day Two of the National Confederate Championship in Lae.
After claiming the Women’s National Confederate title the day before, the Southern Under 20’s Men’s held both the Highlands and Niugini Islands to nil before defeating a tough Northern Confederate team 20 – 10 in the final match of the tournament.
The National Confederate Championship features the best Rugby League talent from across Papua New Guinea grouped into four regional team, Southern, Northern, Highlands and Niugini Islands (NGI) in the Men’s, Women’s and Under 20’s divisions play in a round-robin competition over the three days.
Southern def. Northern 20-10
NGI def. Highlands 12-4
Northern def. Highlands 11-10
Southern def. NGI 16-0
Northern def. NGI 4-0
Southern def. Highlands 12-0
Best Back: Nathan Tente (NGI Confederate)
Best Forward: Michael Kumai (Northern Confederate)
Player of The Tournament: Peter Dagi (Southern)