Reigning Digicel PNG Cup champions Hela Wigmen will face Vanua State of Origin champions Western Maroons within the Melanesian Cup fixture subsequent Saturday.
The Melanesian Cup returns after a two-year hiatus.
The Fiji Nationwide Rugby League premiers, the Maroons, will host the Papua New Guinea champions at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
The Wigmen, who beat the Agmark Rabaul Gurias 8-6 in final 12 months’s last on the Santos Nationwide Soccer Stadium in Port Moresby, shall be with out growth ahead Samuel Yegip and Valentine Culligan, in addition to winger Siki Koden however nonetheless boast a stable championship high quality line up.
Wigmen membership government Andy Hetra confirmed the aspect can be introduced this week.
“We’re taking part in in Fiji subsequent weekend. We journey on Tuesday (March 21),” he stated.
“Now we have been making ready and we’re prepared. We’ll do an official launch of our season with the media convention as properly.”
The Hela Wigmen will look to proceed the dominance of PNG groups over Fiji’s high sides with the SP PNG Hunters just lately scoring a 26-12 win over the Kaiviti Silktails to say the Melanesian Bowl in Sigatoka two weeks in the past.
In the meantime , the Silktails are scheduled to face the North Coast Bulldogs within the second spherical of the NSW Ron Masey Cup which would be the curtain raiser for the Wigmen-Maroons match.
FNRL appearing chief government officer Don Natabe stated “the standard rivals assembly between Fiji and PNG continued to strengthen bilateral ties and promote the game throughout the area”.
Tickets to the match are $10 for adults and $2 for youngsters under-12.
The Silktails tackle the North Coast Bulldogs at 12 noon earlier than the Melanesian Cup fixture begins at 3pm.