In Lae the Port Moresby Vipers take on the Enga Mioks at the Lae Rugby League ground and would be keen to continue their strong form after dispatching the Agmark Gurias and Lae Tigers in successive weeks.
In Goroka, the Lahanis are out to avenge their controversial loss in Kundiawa a fortnight ago.
The Lahanis would be smarting after being on the wrong end of the referee’s calls at Dickson oval.
It will also be a homecoming of corts for Lions coach Hans Kaybin, a former Lahanis coach, who will want his side to repeat the dose on Lahanis turf.
The TNA-sponsored Lions have a boost with the inclusion of French exports Kuni Minga and RadlyBrawa.
“We hope to give them (Lahanis) a good run in Goroka and hopefully we’ll win,” Kaybin said.
Lahanis who beat the Hagen Eagles 26-12 after returning to the NSI last Sunday are eyeing a finals berth and a win at home is a must.
Lahanis stars Bernard Tatsim, halfback Robin Soga, forwards Wesley Mohokule and Gonzella Urakusie are expected to lead the Eastern Highlanders’ charge.
In Lae, Leonard Tarum’s men are starting to show the class that won them the premiership last year and have gotten over the probblem of winning away.
They have had to in 2014 since they have not had a home game. But the travelling and exposure has steeled the team who bost a quality back line led by Kumul fullback Josiah Abavu and a pack of forwards that can match it with the best in the league.
Props Nixon Kolo, Enoch Maki and Dick Nap give the capital city team formidable go forward against the rugged Engans who beat Port Moresby 18-14 the last time they played.