Sunday, November 01, 2009

Papua New Guinea tipped to beat Cook Islands

Papua New Guinea looks set to give a rugby league lesson to giant-killers Cook Islands when they meet in the grand final of the SP Brewery Pacific Cup rugby league grand final at the Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby today.
The Kumuls, fired up after their 44-14 thrashing of Tonga last Sunday, appear to have too much all-round strength and will be supported by an expected sellout patriotic crowd.
They will be led capably by their UK-based contingent of Menzie Yere, Jason Chan and John Wilshere.
The class of PNG is expected to shine all over the paddock through the UK trio, fullback David Mead, halves Dion Aye and Keith Peter, props Rodney Pora and James Nightingale, hooker Charlie Wabo, backrowers Chan and Siegfried Gande, and lock Jessie Joe Parker,
Cook Islands, going in as underdogs but with the giant-killer tag, expect outstand performances from winger Dominic Peyroux and pivot John Ford.
Forward Tinirau Arona and halfback Daniel Fepuleai are also expected to orchestrate proceedings.
Captain Courageous, Tere Glassie, will pull out all stops for another giant-killer epic.
Watch this blog for first pictures and report of the game later today.

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