Albert and Loko back in starting line-up

​Wellington Albert and David Loko have been named in the starting line-up for this Sunday’s round 18 match.

Hunters will be taking on the defending premiers Burleigh Bears on home ground at the National Football Stadium.

This was announced by Hunters coach, Michal Marum when naming the 20 man squad this afternoon.

He added that Brandy Peter will remain in the starting line-up at lock while Nixon Put has been moved to the bench.

“Bland has also been shifted back to the wing and Stargroth to fullback. Another change is Nixon who will come off the bench. He just dropped too many balls last weekend. Nixon will still provide that power off the bench.

“David Loko had a good game last weekend so he’s back in the starting line-up.

“Watson will be in rehabilitation until Friday. I’m positive he will be well for this Sunday,” says Marum.

Marum has also named Moses Meninga and Adex Wera on the extended bench.

The 20 man squad (three to be omitted):

1)Stargroth Amean, 2) Bland Abavu, 3) Israel Eliab, 4) Willie  Minoga, 5) Paul Wawa, 6) Ase Boas-Captain, 7) Watson Boas, 8) Wellington Albert, 9) Wartovo Puara Jr, 10) Esau Siune, 11) David Loko, 12) Rhadley Brawa, 13) Brandy Peter, 14) Sailas Gahuna, 15) Stanton Albert, 16) Nixon Put, 17) Butler Morris, 18) Moses Meninga, 19) Karo Kauna Jr, 20) Adex Wera.

The Bears will arrive in the country on Saturday.

Sunday’s round 18 game will kick off at 3pm.

Troy Taule