The University Piggies bounced back from a disappointing loss last week to the Credit Corporation Harlequins, to pull off a well-deserved victory after defeating the MMB Marlins 35-7 on Saturday 13th May at the Bava Park, Port Moresby.
The game seemed to hang in the balance for the first quarter of play, but that turned sideways for the Marlins following a penalty and the sin-binning of inside centre, Kana Martin.
For what felt like an eternity, the Piggies assaulted the Marlins defense until flanker Andrew Ken crossed over the try line after shifting play from the western touchline.
Piggies Fly-Half, Mick Kili had a good day with the boot, kicking 5 from 5 conversions. Dominating field and ball possession, the Piggies would score more tries before the break, one through spreading the ball to the eastern touchline, while the third through a solo effort by Trevor Paiva snatching up a loose ball and running 60m to score under the sticks.
After the break, the intensity of the Piggies attacking playing increased, leaving the Marlins backpedaling for the rest of the match.
They eventually managed to score in the final minute of the game, but John Pangatana’s men proving a force to be reckoned with this season.