Intrust Super Cup

Hunter number 83

He replaces Gairo Kapana who was omitted.

Jerry Teme comes into the starting line up at five-eighth to replace Ase Boas, who sustained a collarbone and neck injury during last Sunday’s loss to Mackay Cutters.

Ila Alu returns to the bench after recovering from an arm injury he got in Round 1.

The 20-man squad is:

1. Terry WAPI

2. Junior RAU

3. Adex WERA

4. Brendon NIMA

5. Roy Elison

6. Jerry TEME

7. Nick HASU

8. Moses MENINGA – Captain

9. Sailas GAHUNA

10. Enock MAKI

11. McKenzie YEI

SP Hunters round 6 lineup

Last weekend's debutant and Hunter Number 78, Jerry Teme, starts at halfback with Ase Boas moving to five-eighth.

Recalled to the side are Bland Abavu and vice-captain Moses Meninga.

Charlie Simon returns to the extended bench with Stanton Albert, Captain Adex Wera and Gairo Kapana.

The 20-man squad is:

Hunters look for first win against Falcons

The Hunters have won four out of nine meetings against the Falcons, one of them being the famous last minute grand final win more than a year ago.

Justin Olam will face the Hunters for the fifth time in his career since joining the Melbourne Storm feeder club in 2017.

The SP Hunters, who are underdogs coming into this match, were the victors in their last match in Round 16 beating the Falcons 24-12.

The Hunters will be testing out a new halves combination and spine combination following the two opening round losses.

SP Hunters go down 22-38

The Capras drew first blood two minutes into the game with a try through Maipele Morseau.

Connor Broadhurst lined up near the sideline and with the wind behind him, found his mark to extend their lead by 6 points.

10 minutes into the round 24 clash and Wartovo Puara Jnr managed to ground a loose ball off the foot of captain Ase Boas.

Unfortunately, Watson Boas’ kick was wide off mark.

5 minutes later and the Capras responded with another try through winger Chanel Seigafo, who fleeted past a huddle of confused Hunters defenders for his team’s second try.

SP Hunters eye finals

The sixth-placed SP PNG Hunters aim to play in the Intrust Super Cup finals, and that will be their focus for the remaining games.

The SP PNG Hunters’ winning streak started in round 18 of the Intrust Super Cup.

Since then, they have secured an impressive 6 consecutive wins under their belts.

However, celebrations will have to wait as the team eyes the finals.

SP Hunters assistant coach, Nigel Hukula, says to realise that goal, they aim to secure another two points from the round 24 match against the Central Queensland Capras this Saturday evening.

Hunters climb up ladder

The Hunters are now in the 9th-spot after they registered a 32-10 victory at the Lae Rugby League ground.

The first-of-its-kind Intrust Super Cup country week round attracted a record crowd of over 7,000 people at the Lae Rugby League ground.  

At least 7,000 people were within the grounds while officials reported that over 10,000 people stood outside, on the hills and climbed up trees to watch the match.

The blistering heat did not dampen the crowd’s spirit as they cheered on the Hunters, who relentlessly attacked the Devils’ defenders.

Opportunity to upgrade rugby facilities: Rau

PNG Rugby Football League CEO, Reatau Rau, made this statement during the announcement of the SP PNG Hunters game in Lae.

The Hunters will be playing against the Norths Devils at the Lae Rugby League ground on July 22nd.

In preparation for this international match, the PNG Rugby Football League, with the Lae Rugby League, have been working around the clock to ensure that the venue, as well as protocols, are on par with the Queensland Rugby League’s requirements.

Hunters will play in Lae

The PNG Rugby Football League has officially announced that the Hunters will play in Lae on Sunday, July 22nd.

As part of the Intrust Super Cup country week game, the SP Hunters will be playing against the Norths Devils in the round 19 match.

In a press conference today, PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau, said the theme for the country week is ‘Get in the game’, and this includes community engagements and conducting coaching clinics, which the SP Hunters players and staff will attend to.

Meninga named in starting line-up

Meninga replaces Ila Alu, who suffered an ankle injury during the first half of Sunday’s encounter against the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

The 20 man squad is:

  1. Edene GABBIE
  2. Junior RAU
  3. Thompson TETEH
  4. Willie MINOGA
  5. Brendon GOTUNO
  6. Ase BOAS        -              Captain
  7. Watson BOAS
  8. Enock MAKI
  9. Wartovo PUARA Jnr
  10. Stanton ALBERT
  11. Nixon PUT
  12. Rhadley BRAWA
  13. Moses MENINGA

Interchange

2-point loss for Hunters

The Intrust Super Cup round 15 match was a challenging one for both teams as their strengths seemed to match at every turn at the North Ipswich Reserve.

However, things started looking up for the Jets 10 minutes into the game when Wes Conlon scored a penalty goal for the team.

This seemed to be the break that the host team needed as Seb Pandia goes over the line for the first try of the match.

Marmin Barba successfully converted the try, leaving the score at 8-0.

The Hunters were not to be outdone as they relentlessly charged at the Jets’ defence.