All guns blazing for SP Hunters

It will be a tough ask for the SP PNG Hunters to upset Wynnum Manly Seagulls this Sunday afternoon, if they are to avenge the 28-4 loss they suffered against the Seagulls in Port Moresby in Round 10.

Wynnum are one of the in-form teams of the competition and have won five of their past six games.

Though they will be a tough team to beat this afternoon at the BMD Kougari Oval, the SP PNG Hunters are still going in all guns blazing as their 2019 Intrust Super Season winds down to a close.

The Seagulls sit in second place on the Queensland Intrust Super Cup ladder. 

Club CEO Hannan Laban said his boys have a real chance of making the finals.

He was particularly proud of the three PNG boys who joined the team this year for their efforts in the wins; Edene Gebbie, Rhadley Brawa and Edwin Ipape.

“All brought their own personal brand of rugby football, culture and personalities. It’s been a privilege to have all three in the team. Edene has had a real special season at fullback.”

Gebbie was all smiles, saying he cannot wait to get on the field today.

He said the aim is to make the finals.

“Wynnum’s good. Round 10 was quite tough (against Hunters), but we’ll see how it goes this Sunday.”

The Seagulls have been strong at home and have won eight of their past nine games at BMD Kougari Oval, while the Hunters have lost their past five and nine of their past 10 away matches.

Meantime, Hunters fullback Terry Wapi has been released to play in the Digicel Cup this weekend in a sudden-death final, while Ase Boas and Justin Yoka will miss the game due to injury.

Also, this will be the 50th game for Hunters forward Stanton Albert (including the National State Championship game he played on NRL grand final day against Penrith).

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Salome Vincent