Hunters climb up ladder

The SP PNG Hunters have moved up another spot after an impressive win over the Norths Devils on Sunday.

The Hunters are now in the 9th-spot after they registered a 32-10 victory at the Lae Rugby League ground.

The first-of-its-kind Intrust Super Cup country week round attracted a record crowd of over 7,000 people at the Lae Rugby League ground.  

At least 7,000 people were within the grounds while officials reported that over 10,000 people stood outside, on the hills and climbed up trees to watch the match.

The blistering heat did not dampen the crowd’s spirit as they cheered on the Hunters, who relentlessly attacked the Devils’ defenders.

It was obvious from the start that the home team had the upper hand, registering their first try through man of the match, Edene Gebbie.

“I thought we did well in our defense. We spoke about this game all throughout the week so to get here, and to get the result that we wanted, was good,” said Coach Michael Marum.

Apart from the round 19 game, Coach Marum says the team still has a lot of work to do.  

The Hunters impressed in their game despite the absence of 2 of their key players; Rhadley Brawa and Thompson Teteh.

Brawa was cited for a dangerous tackle in the round 17 game against Northern Pride and suspended for three matches by the QRL Judiciary, while Teteh got a match ban, also over a dangerous tackle, during the clash against Northern Pride in round 18.


Carmella Gware