The Warriors Team after their 9's Tournament Win. Pic courtesy of the national
THE Lae Builders and Contractors (LBC) Warriors won the pre-season Easter Nines Cup challenge of Madang Rugby Football League after sailing through the tournament undefeated.
The Warriors boosted by a donation of K2,500 from Lae Builders were relentless in their onslaught against other teams in the seven-club competition.
They ensured archrivals, Ela Diwai, are beaten during the grand final winning 14-8 in extratime on Easter Monday.
The Warriors bagged the Easter Cup and K400 and a further K100 for being minor premiers while Diwai settled for the runners-up trophy and K200.
In the junior (U19) division grand final, Diwai prevailed over Warriors in an equally close encounter.
Warriors’ co-captains Hector Morris and Daniel Ikiwa said the victory was a morale booster for the club as they prepare for the the 2010 season this weekend.
LBC Warriors are also hosting their club launching night at the Unity Hall of the Modilon Campus of Divine Word University on Saturday night.
SBS Mendi Muruks, who would be travelling to Madang for a trial game against a Madang side on Sunday, are expected to be at the Warriors’ launching.