Hunters adamant to finish on high

The SP PNG Hunters may be out of this season’s Intrust Super Cup finals, but are adamant to finish the season on a high note.

Coach Michael Marum said the team is focusing on one game at a time, and are equally tough.

They were hard at training on Tuesday afternoon, in preparation for their first of the final five matches they have left in the 2019 ISC season.

Coach Marum said they are taking one game at time, with the aim to finish the season on a high.

“We got five games left; two home games and five away games. It’s a big ask for the boys, but the remaining games are tough against the top sides.”

Junior Rau and Adex Wera have been named in the first 13 against the Townsville Blackhawks in Australia; Marum said Rau takes over from the young Roy Ellison who spotted a knee injury during the Round 18 Country Week match against the East Tigers.

“Nicky Hasu has been kept at Hooker. I though he played well in the number 9 jersey. Sailas Gahuna is on the interchange bench.”

Bland Abavu returns to camp to run the backline, and has been named on the extended bench.

“I’m feeling positive with my return, and to be running with the boys again,” Abavu stated.

While Coach Marum mentioned there will be more additions to the team, Willie Minoga who was in England running with the Barrow Raiders in the Betfred Cup is back home, and was called in by Coach Marum to run with the team as well.

Minoga said his 2016 knee ligament injury had resulted in the Raiders having to let him go.


Salome Vincent