The Waghi Tumbe will head to Papua New Guinea’s Eastern Highlands province this Sunday to face fellow Digicel Cup team, the Goroka Lahanis, as both clubs continues to trim their training squad.
After trimming their training squad from 80 players to 40 last weekend, Tumbe will look to continue to refine their squad in the lead up to the 2021 season.
In last week’s trials, Tumbe split their squad into four teams, Tumbe Red, Jiwaka Green, Jiwaka Blue and Tumbe White and hosted two teams from Goroka.
In the opener, Jiwaka Green defeated Jiwaka Bue 12 – 10 before Tumble Red defeated Lahanis (1) 10 – 6. In the final match, Lahanis (2) defeated Tumbe White 12 – 8.
The Tumbe and Lahanis will again split their squads into two for this Sunday’s matches.
After this weekend’s clash against Goroka, Tumbe will play against the Mt Hagen Eagles in Minj before facing a Rebiamul Select XIII the week after in their final scheduled trial of the pre-season.