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Returning to the Papua New Guinea National Rugby League competition, the Digicel Cup, after a two year suspension, the Mt Hagen Eagles have shown that they will be a force to reckon with in 2019 after they defeated the defending Premiers, the Goroka Lahanis 8 – 6 in Hagen.

In other matches, the Gulf Isou defeated the Enga Mioks 34 – 16 in the opening game of the Double Header in Port Moresby, whilst the Rabaul Gurias defeated Port Moresby Vipers 26 – 10 in the second, whilst competition newcomers, the Central Dabaris started their debut campaign with a win after they defeated the Kimbe Cutters.

Gulf Isou defeated Enga Mioks 34-16
Mt. Hagen Eagles defeated Goroka Lahanis 8-6
Central Dabaris defeated Kimbe Cutters 36-20
Waghi Tumbe defeated Mendi Muruks 12-10
Lae Tigers defeated Hela Wigmen 12-8
Rabaul Gurias defeated Port Moresby Vipers 26-10