The top of the ladder clash is expected to attract a huge crowd as Hunters host their second home game.
As usual, the home team had a morning walk and is based in camp at the PNG Institute of Public Administration while the Panthers are based at the Holiday Inn Hotel.
PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Bob Cutmore said previously that it is tradition that teams take time off from training to prepare mentally and maintain team spirit before a game.
Blackhawks arrived in Port Moresby yesterday (Saturday) and both teams had a successful captains’ run later that afternoon as they build up to today’s big clash.
The match kicks off at 3pm and will be televised live on TVWAN Sports.
1. Stargroth Amean 2. Justin Olam 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Adex Wera 5. William Aquila 6. Watson Boas 7. Wartovo Puara Jnr 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.
Coach: Michael Marum
1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Hezron Murgha 3. Moses Pangai 4. Delouise Hoeter 5. Samsen O’Neill 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Michael Parker-Walshe 8. Glenn Hall (c) 9. Anthony Mitchell (c) 10. Corey Jensen 11. Lona Kaifoto 12. Rhyse Martin 13. Lorenzo Maafu 14. Nathan Norford 15. Kieran Quabba 16. Willie Minoga 17. David Munro.
Coach: Kristian Woolf