Pangia II will face off against Ialibu II in the 2021/22 O’Neil Cup Grand Final this Saturday after the town’s respective ‘ones’ were knocked out in the tournament’s Finals Series.
To qualify for the Grand Final, Pangia II upset Ialibu I 6 – 0, before the Ialibu II won their respective Preliminary.
The Pangia II side features current Mendi Muruks forward, Norris Philemon, whilst Ialibu boast Digicel Cup wingers, , Leon Undupie and Bob Nale from the Hela Wigmen.
The Grand Final will take place this Saturday in Pangia,.
The O’Neil Cup is an off-season competition named after former PNG Prime Minister and member for the Ialibu-Pangia District, Peter O’Neil, runs for four months featuring clubs from across Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands.