SP PNG Hunters

PNGRFL signs deal with Jack’s

PNGRFL CEO Reatau Rau and SP PNG Hunters chairman Graham Osborne signed the deal with Jack’s of PNG manager for corporate business, Yogesh Samy, at Jack’s Retail in Port Moresby today.

The deal gear, which will have the SP Hunters and PNG Kumuls logos on them, will come in all sizes for men, women and children.

“The PNGRFL partnered with Jack’s of PNG in 2017 and the revenue outcome was immense; they decided to sign another contract, this time for 3 years,” Rau said.

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


Hunters' first win in away game

This is the first away game they have won coming out from a bye and a devastating 5th loss against the Burleigh Bears a week ago.

It was probably the line-up that Hunters head coach Michael Marum did to give his side a fighting chance away from home.

Neck-to-neck with three tries to each side, the Hunters had the upper hand with an extra two points from a successful penalty.

Hunters set

The Hunters are hoping for an away win this time, with Thompson Teteh making a comeback in the Hunters camp, and Captain Ase Boas to add confidence to the boys this weekend.

The SP Hunters take on Wynnum Manly in Round 10 of the Intrust Super Cup match on Sunday May 13, 2018 at 3pm, at the BMD Kougari oval in Brisbane.

Head coach Michael Marum has finalised the 18 man travelling team to Brisbane tomorrow.

Dilbert Isaac gets a start at prop with Ila Alu named to partner Put in the second row.

Hunters name 20 men squad

Thompson Teteh has made the Hunters camp, for a one year stint.

He recently signed the contract and has been named in this weekend’s line-up against the Wynum Manly Seagulls.

Teteh played for the played for the Redcliffe Dolphins during the 2017 ISC season.

Teteh was excited to be given another opportunity to represent PNG.

Bears too tough for Hunters

Today the boys lost their fifth away game to the Burleigh Bears at Pizzey Park, who sit comfortably in first place with 14 points

Bears proved too tough for the defending champs, sealing the match with a 34-18 scoreline after Round 8.

The Adex Wera and Rhadley Brawa captained side locked horns with their toughest competitors yet, despite scoring their first and second through Junior Rau and Wera.

It was 12-10 at halftime.

Returning for second half, the Hunters managed another try through Butler Morris to put them ahead of the Bears.

New Nasfund brand ambassador

Boas signed a 12-month contract with Nasfund as the superannuation institution profiled its voluntary contributions product in Port Moresby yesterday (April 26).

Chief of member services, Charlie Gilichibi, said Nasfund is pleased to have this association with Ase Boas and the PNG Hunters to profile and grow this product.

Hunters focus on defence

"We gave away three easy tries last weekend and that's something we've been working on to improve before we travel down," said coach, Michael Marum

"Other things like our kicking game and game plan execution are areas we've been training on during the week."

Marum knows the Falcons will be out for revenge after losing 12-10 to the Hunters in last year's grand final, adding his side will need to lift, especially in defence.

"They've done a lot of changes to their line-up.  They've got a young and strong team.

Pride hand Hunters first loss

A double from winger, Shawn Bowen plus two successful conversions and a penalty goal from Jake Clifford shot Pride up to a  14-0 lead at half-time.

Murray Taulagi extended the lead out to three converted tries crossing over in the 45th minute.

Tries to Charlie Simon and captain, Ase Boas put the Hunters back in contention.

Boas added the extras to his own try to bring the score to 18-10 with 19 minutes remaining.

But the home side ran in their fourth try of the night through Nathan Wales only minutes later to regain a comfortable lead.

TV Wan Action to broadcast international double header

These two games will mark the official start to our PNG Rugby League season.

Our two champion teams – Digicel Cup premiers Lae Snax Tigers and Queensland Intrust Super Cup premiers SP PNG Hunters - begin their defence against quality opposition.

In a statement, PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau explained that both games are equal in status with the first game between the Tigers and Nadi Aviators not dubbed as a curtain raiser but the first of the international double header for the day.