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The Banz Ngalye will face the Kindeng Storm this Saturday in the Jiwaka Governor’s Cup Grand Final after successfully defeating the Minj Jets in Wednesday’s Preliminary Final.

Goal kicking was the difference between the two teams, with the North Waghi based Banz Ngalye defeating the Jets 11 – 8 at Jonah Amban Oval.

The Ngalye will now face Kindeng in Saturday’s Grand Final, hoping to reverse the 10 – 0 loss they suffered to the same team last week in the Major Semi Final.

The Minj Jets will play the Masa Bee Eels in the Third Place Play-Off.

The Jiwaka Governor’s Cup is an off-season Rugby League competition based in the Jiwaka Province. For this year’s competition, participation was limited to 24 teams from across the Anglimp-South Waghi, Jimi and North Waghi districts.

The competition Finals featured the top five teams from the competition, with the Banz Ngalye and Minj Jets finishing top after eight rounds. Other Finalists included the Kindeng Storm, Jimi Bush Rangers and Masa Bee Eels.

Players from the competition will be considered for the Waghi Tumbe in the Digicel Cup.

Preliminary Final
Wednesday: Banz Ngalye 11 – 8 Minj Jets

Third Place Play-Off:

Saturday: Masa Bee Eels v Minj Jets

Grand Final:
Saturday: Kindeng Storm v Banz Ngalye