The Hunters are coming off a 4 game winning streak after recording a 28-20 victory over the Mackay Cutters in Round 4 last weekend.
Currently situated in 3rd place on the ladder with an impressive 4 win and 1 loss record, the PNG Hunters are a strong physical side who will no doubt prove a handful for the Blackhawks on their home soil.
It will be a game to watch as former Hunter Willie Minoga “the Mack Truck” will for the first time set foot on his home soil at the National Football Stadium with his new side the Blackhawks to go up against his former team mates.
The Blackhawks have plenty of NRL experience across the park for this weekend, capably lead by Captain Glenn Hall who has 220 NRL games under his belt including Hooker Anthony Mitchell, who has also played 39 games in the NRL for three teams – the Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters and the North Queensland Cowboys plus Other NRL representatives in the Blackhawks lineup include Jahrome Hughes (Gold Coast Titans) and Jonathon Reuben (Sydney Roosters).
Though the Blackhawks have NRL experienced players, the Hunters are preparing a team with a strong defensive play for this weekend’s meet despite a few minor changes to be made to the team due to the absence of forward Henry Wan.
The Hunters once again have the power to change the match around with the advantage of the home crowd supporters.
Hunters weekend team include; PNG Hunters 1. Stargroth Amean 2. Justin Olam 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Adex Wera 5. William Aquila 6. Watson Boas 7. Wartovo Puara 8. Henry Noki 9. Warren Glare 10. Esau Siune 11. Ishamel Baikawa 12. Tuvi Lepan 13. Brandy Peter 14. Adam Korave (c) 15. Enock Maki 16. Philimon Kimisive 17. Edward Goma 18. Timothy Lomai 19. Benjamin Hetra and Coach: Michael Marum