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Moresby Souths rugby league into Grand Final

KAUGERE Bulldogs clash with minor premiers Patrick’s Transport Gabutu Dragons in Moresby South Rugby League grand finals at the Moresby South Stadium on Sunday.

Major sponsor and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko officially launch the JT Cup- A grade and JT Trophy- Under 20 on Tuesday afternoon at Moresby South Stadium.

Grand finals will not be disrupted by the Pacific Cup championships on the same day at Santos National Football Stadium.

There is not favourites as all the teams are in good form to conquer the silver ware on offer.

After 80 minutes of football the champions will be decided to bag the JT Cup & K20,000 and runner up K10,000 plus trophy.

While in the U20 Tribes Coffee Seagulls will be against Pom Black Pearls for K10,000 and K5000 respectively.

Presented by Tkatchenko and other invited guests.

Kaugere Bulldogs captain Jim Luke said last season we lost to Taurama Wolf Pack in the grand final and return again this season. Luke said this is our second consecutive appearance and prepared and looking forward for it.

Dragons captain Owen Mark said this will be our first grand final appearance at MSS and going out there to play to the best of our abilities against a tough opposition side.“We lost to opposition last season in the preliminary finals and now in the big one is something wait too long.

Both captains did not say much about their key players as they have played together in the local league for some times.

It will be the clash of the forwards Bulldogs Junior John, Jamatin Paiara, Joseph Komali, Jeffrey Philip and Jerry Kepas against Dragons Ben Rodney, Justin Tuli, Kevin Suku, James Lemon and Jacob Sarea.

In the back line the Kaugere team has halves Jeffrey Philip and Patrick Felix centres Bruno Huka, Joshua Painol linking up with hooker Eddie John.

The Gabutu side has Ita Paisoi and Jacob Peter, Rex Salle, Steven Peter and Martin Paisoi to draw the line speed.

Competition manager Moses Kumbi strongly warned players and officials including the supporters to respect the referees and touch judges decisions and refrain from bringing the game to disrepute.

Kumbi is serious that respective clubs including players and team officials will be blame and held responsible to face the consequences.