Coach Michael Marum was pleased with his players for holding out a fast finishing star-studded Townsville Blackhawks side, 28-26.
Tigers are an equally strong side which has a vast amount of experience. They missed out on the premiership last year, taking home the runners-up flag.
The last time the two teams met, at the Tap Out Energy Stadium, Tigers ran out victors 14-8.
The Tigers are coming off a comprehensive 56-22 victory over Central Queensland Capras last round with three players collecting doubles in their 10 tries to 4 whitewash of the opposition.
The full squad is: 1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Bland Abavu, 3. Noel Zeming, 4. Lawrence Tu’u, 5. dex Wera, 6. Israel Eliab ©, 7. Ase Boas, 8. Enock Maki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Brandy Peter, 12. Kato Ottio, 13. Timothy Lomai
Interchange: 14.Adam Korave, 15.Atte Bina, 16.Willie Minoga, 17.Henry Noki, 18.Nickson Borana, 19.Roger Laka, 20.David Lapua, 21.Edward Goma, 22.David Lapua (five to be omitted).
Marum will be expecting Hunters to put on a more domineering defensive effort against the Tigers.