Qualifying Final

Hunters go down 26-12 to Blackhawks in qualifying final

The Blackhawks came out firing in the second half and knew who to go putting Zac Santo away to dash 30 metres to beat fullback Stargroth Amean to score his third try for the game.

Robert Lui’s conversion attempt was nowhere near the post, missing to put his side in front at 18-6.

With 25 minutes to go, the Hunters replied immediately when Ase Boas threw an inside ball to Adam Korave who stepped right and left and wrestled his way over the line to ground the ball.

Utility Noel Zemming added the extra two points to narrow the deficit to six points.

Blackhawks leading 14-6 over Hunters at halftime

From the kick off, the Blackhawks showed they meant business forcing a line drop out in their first set of play.

The Blackhawks spread the ball out wide quickly creating an overlap for to Zac Santo to score the first try the game after only three minutes.

Former NRL player, Robert Lui could not add the extras with his kick sailing wide.

Right from the restart, the Blackhawks caught the Hunters defence when they attacked the blindside from a scrum to put Santo into space to run away to score his second.