CEO of the PNG Rugby Football League, Reatau Rau, explained the change of dates, from Sunday to Saturday, was due to high demand from fans in Port Moresby.
“The QRL recently gave its endorsement of our request to play the round 15 game against Tweed Heads Seagulls on a Saturday, with kick off at 5pm. The Seagulls have agreed to this arrangement.
“This follows the success of a Saturday match in Round 9 which the Port Moresby fans thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed at the National Football Stadium,” said Rau.
Rau stated that this would also expose the Hunters to playing in cooler conditions and under lights, which will become handy during the finals series and the Rugby League World Cup 2017.
“The day starts with a women’s game between a POMRFL select side and POM South select side.
“This will be followed by the Round 7 Digicel Cup clash between Kroton Hela Wigmen and EPG Enga Mioks.
“Saturday will also mark the start of the Mini Mod competition for those aged between 7 and 12 from primary schools in NCD,” said Rau.
He stated that the QRL has also endorsed that the round 22 game against the Ipswich Jets will be played on Saturday, August 5, at 5pm at the NFS.
The round 20 Country week clash against Mackay Cutters will be played at the NFS in Port Moresby on Sunday, July 23, at 3pm.
“So please mark these changes to the 2017 ISC draws and we look forward to seeing you all this Saturday at the NFS to support our SP Hunters team,” said Rau.