Gotuno brings quality to PNG side

The SP Hunters will be clashing against the Norths Devils under lights at Bishop Park, Brisbane, this evening.

The Hunters’ reshuffled round 5 lineup will see Brendon Gotuno take the wing.

The 23-year-old brings quality to the PNG side after his short stint with the Penrith Panthers New South Wales Cup side.

After missing round 4 due to disciplinary reasons, Joe Joshua, Junior Rop and McKenzie Yei will take the field while skipper Adex Wera, Moses Meninga and Wawa Paul will rest their injuries.

Making their debut this weekend are Jerry Teme (Hunter no. 78) and Jack Oii (Hunter no. 79).

The four players who debuted on the 30th of March have retained their spots after an impressive performance. Shane Haro will start at centre, Woods Kawage will run as hooker, Epel Kapinias will be at second row while Kevin Appo starts off the bench.

The lineup:

  1. Joe Joshua
  2. Junior Rau
  3. Shane Haro
  4. Brendan Nima
  5. Brendon Gotuno
  6. Justin Yoka
  7. Ase Boas
  8. Baundo Aba
  9. Woods Kawage
  10. Dilbert Isaac
  11. Mckenzie Yei
  12. Epel Kapinias
  13. Junior Rop


  1. Jerry Teme
  2. Jack Oii
  3. Kevin Appo
  4. Enoch Maki
  5. Joe Frank

The experimental PNG side, who are currently 14th on the Intrust Super Cup ladder, will challenge against former teammate Nixon Putt, who will start off in the second row.

The round 5 match will be televised live on TVWAN+ at 6.05pm.

(File picture of Brendon Gotuno)

Carmella Gware