With three of the key Hunters players – Justin Olam, Bland Abavu and Adex Wera – suspended following a video review after last week’s game against the Townsville Blackhawks, Hunters coach Michael Marum added Wartovo Puara Jnr, Adam Korave and Nixon Borana in backing the team.
Meanwhile, the Pride are playing for exactly that and have shown plenty in their last three matches with wins over Burleigh and Tweed, as well as a narrow 22-20 loss to the Blackhawks.
Coach Marum is still impressed with the team despite last week’s loss to the Blackhawks, however, they have won the Round 13 clash 22-6 over the Pride and they look confident.
The Hunters are looking to win this away match against the tenth-placed Northern Pride at the Barlow Park on Sunday.
This weekend’s team includes;
1. Stargroth Amean 2. Butler Morris 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Edward Goma 5. Philimon Kimisive 6. Ase Boas 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Warren Glare 10. Esau Siune 11. Timothy Lomai 12. Ishamel Baikawa 13. Brandy Peter 14. Gahuna Silas 15. Adam Korave (c) 16. Benjamin Hetra 17. Nickson Borana 18. Wartovo Puara Jnr 19. Atte Bina Wabo.