Central Queensland Capras

Hunters jump two spots after win

Their 28-10 victory at McIndoe Park, in Emerald, ensured the boys left the fourteenth rung behind in the Intrust Super Cup competition.

The SP Hunters came out firing from the start, making up for the missed opportunities from their first five matches.

Though it was the Capras' 500th Intrust Super Cup game, the PNG boys left no stone unturned as they put points on the scoreboard in the first 10 minutes of the round 6 match.

SP Hunters go down 22-38

The Capras drew first blood two minutes into the game with a try through Maipele Morseau.

Connor Broadhurst lined up near the sideline and with the wind behind him, found his mark to extend their lead by 6 points.

10 minutes into the round 24 clash and Wartovo Puara Jnr managed to ground a loose ball off the foot of captain Ase Boas.

Unfortunately, Watson Boas’ kick was wide off mark.

5 minutes later and the Capras responded with another try through winger Chanel Seigafo, who fleeted past a huddle of confused Hunters defenders for his team’s second try.

Hunters claim victory over Queensland Capras

Less than 2 minutes into the game and the CQ Capras shocked the Hunters with an early try.

Centre Connor Broadhurst passed the ball to Junior Kirisome, who wasted no time in flying over the line.

An unsuccessful conversion by Broadhurst left the score at 4-nil.

11 minutes later, a dummy from Wartovo Puara Jnr created an opportunity for Rhadley Brawa, who leveled the playing field with 4-4.

The Hunters then took a 6-4 lead after a successful conversion by captain Ase Boas.

Unchanged line-up for SP Hunters announced

In a press conference today, coach Marum said the only addition is Edene Gabbie on the extended bench.

The 20-man squad is:

  1. Adex WERA
  2. Junior RAU
  3. Thompson TETEH
  4. Willie MINOGA
  5. Butler MORRIS
  6. Ase BOAS                    -            Captain
  7. Watson BOAS
  8. Enock MAKI
  9. Wartovo PUARA JNR
  10. Dilbert ISAAC
  11. Nixon PUT
  12. Ila ALU
  13. Rhadley BRAWA

Interchange

Peter named in starting line-up

He was listed ahead of Stanton Albert for this Sunday’s Round 17 clash against Central Queensland Capras at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Hunters coach Michael Marum said vice-captain Wellington Albert, who sat out last weekend’s match due to suspension, returns to the side and joins younger brother Stanton as well as Enock Maki and David Loko on the extended bench.

He said Adex Wera has been omitted due to injury, allowing Willie Minoga back to the centres while Stargroth Amean will start on the wing.

Hunters lose 27-20 to Capras

Four tries to the Capras in the first half gave them a 20-4 lead at the break.

The Hunters put themselves right back into the game when utility Noel Zeming crossed over to score two minutes into the second half.

Zeming converted his own try to narrow the deficit to 20-10.

The Hunters continued to put pressure on the Capras defence, launching wave after wave of attack threatening to score more points.

This turned into points in the 61st minute when quick hands on the fifth tackle produced an overlap for winger Adex Wera to score out wide.

Hunters trailing 20-4 at break

The Capras hit the lead in only the first minute of play.

The home side got their second try in the 13th minute when a short ball from Matt Minto to William Cullen put him into space to run over and score.

Minto converted to make it 10-0.

It was all one-way traffic as the Capras scored right from the kick off after a cross kick from Minto found a flying Maipele Morseu, who caught the ball and scored under the posts.