Hunters weary of the Tigers

The SP PNG Hunters will not take fifth placed Easts Tigers lightly in their round 21 clash at Kalabond Oval, Kokopo on Sunday.

In previous encounters, East Tigers have beaten the Hunters twice and drew one.

The Tigers are also coming off a big 56-22 win over the Central Queensland Capras last weekend and will be looking to dish out the same treatment to the Hunters in front of their home crowd.

This will be the Hunters final home game in the Intrust Cup competition.

But the Hunters were just as impressive last week beating first placed Townsville Blackhawks in a nail biting 28-26 match.

Coach Michael Marum says preparations are going well for Sunday with a good feeling in the camp.

A win for the Hunters will further cement their spot in the top 5 while a loss will produce the opposite.

“This is also an important game for us as we are leaving Kalabond.”

“We’re expecting a big turn out to farewell the team. It’s sad but we have to move on,” said Marum.

The Hunters will play their last two home games in Port Moresby before the finals in September.

Sunday’s game starts at 2:30pm.

Troy Taule