Brandy Peter determined to cement spot

Second-rower Brandy Peter is determined to cement his spot in the 2017 SP Hunters squad.

The lad from Karani village, in the Southern Highlands Province, who started playing rugby league in primary school in Port Moresby, said he sacrificed his studies at the University of Technology in Lae and pushed his way into the SP Hunters.

“I withdrew from studies and started with the Hunters.

“Last year I played my 50th Intrust Super Cup game and played Test matches for PNG," he said.

“I got offered contracts to play overseas so I trained with Souths Logan Magpies during the pre-season for two to three months and I came back to PNG.

“I still had visa problems so I had to come back.

“This year I made it short because of my fitness level but Michael told me to go on training to get fit. But I’m determined to cement my spot in the team,” said Peter.

Hunters coach, Michael Marum, said Peter played his first game for the Hunters in the round 12 clash at home on Sunday.

“Brandy was a last minute inclusion. I think he’s still got a lot of work to do. He struggled a bit in the second half so he’s still got work to do,” said Marum.

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Troy Taule