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Benny Geteng with more.

Hunters defeated at home

The visitors made their intentions known as early as the 3rd minute when halfback Michael Burgess spun out of a tackle, kicked for himself and scored near the posts.

With no Ase Boas, the Hunters struggled.

Poor ball control was again an issue for the Hunters who couldn't complete their sets.

The Seagulls hurt the Hunters at two minutes out from half-time after Damian Sironen crossed.

The kick from Lindon McGrady was good putting the lead out to 12-0.

Marum blames loss on undisciplined play

Hunters went down to Norths Devils 32-18 in round four of the Queensland Intrust Cup in front of 5148 supporters at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Marum admitted that it was undisciplined play from the team, especially during the first half and early in the second half, giving away four penalties.

“We got off to a bad start and we allowed four easy tries,” said the coach.

“Our kicks at the end of the sets didn’t go well, allowing the Devils to score 12 points in less than five minutes.

NFS launches Season Membership Packages

General Manager of the NFS, Lee Pokarop said the Memberships will allow the general public to be a part of the headline events this year in a manner never experienced in PNG before.

He said these events are:

-The PNG Hunters Intrust Super Cup Regular Season – 11 Games, and potential home finals matches.

-The annual Prime Minister’s XIII fixture.

-The 3 X Rugby League World Cup Games featuring our very own PNG Kumuls.

-The “One People” music Concert that will feature premium local and international artists.

World cup Paul Barrière Trophy to tour PNG

The Paul Barrière Trophy will tour PNG in months leading up to the tournament. 

The RLWC2017 is scheduled from October 26-December 2 and will be co-hosted by Australia, New Zealand and PNG.

RLWC2017 tournament partner, Oil Search, will take part in significant programs within the community with RLWC over the next 10 months.

This includes the Paul Barrière Trophy tour across the country where Oil Search will have the naming rights to the trophy tour.

RLWC2017 thanks PNG Govt

The RLWC2017 is scheduled from October 26-December 2 and will be co-hosted by Australia, New Zealand and PNG.

PNG will host national team Kumuls’ three pool matches at the National Football Stadium (NFS) against Wales (October 28), Ireland (November 5) and the USA (November 12).

RLWC2017 general manager commercial and marketing, Rohan Sawyer, said it’s an exciting year for rugby league in PNG.

Sawyer thanked the Government and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko for their support of RLWC2017.

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National Football Stadium confirmed to host RLWC2017

This was announced today by RLWC2017 general manager commercial and marketing, Rohan Sawyer.

NFS will host the PNG Kumuls’ three pool matches against Wales (October 28), Ireland (November 5) and the USA (November 12).

NFS, formerly Lloyd Robson Oval, recently underwent a two- year redevelopment program ahead of the country hosting the 2015 Pacific Games and 2016 FIFA Under 20’s Women’s World Cup.

The stadium hosted a sold-out PNG Kumuls versus Australian Prime Minister’s XIII match in September 2016.

K40m outstanding for Hubert Murray Stadium

Funding for the stadium is from a Public Private Partnership of K120 million through the National Government and Curtain Brothers.

Sports Minister Justin Tkachenko said the outstanding K40m is the Government’s component of making sure that stadium is complete.

The Government is now working with different companies to get them to sponsor the finishing product of the stadium under a tax credit scheme.

Tkachenko revealed that the country is going through a tight economic situation and at this point stadiums are not something that is prioritised to be built or funded.

2017 Hunters squad revealed

The 29-man squad was made public this afternoon at a press conference at the National Football Stadium by Hunters coach, Michael Marum.

The new faces that make up the Hunters for this year's campaign in the Intrust Super Cup competition are: Anderson Benford, Radley Bawa, Eddie Dafa, Junior Rop, Karo Kauna Jnr, Moses Meninga, Nixon Put, Wawa Paul and Wellington Albert.

Marum says 14 players are continuing on from the 2016 season while the other six, including former captain Israel Eliab, Lawrence Tu'u and David Loko, are making their return to the side.