Hunters go down 30-12

Unfortunately, the SP PNG Hunters went down to the Easts Tigers at the Suzuki Stadium, Langland's Park, this afternoon.

It was an unsuccessful afternoon for the boys as they were defeated 30-12 at the Tigers’ home ground.

The Hunters, led by stand-in captain Wartovo Puara Jnr, were the first to register 2 points from a penalty goal, thanks to Watson Boas.

However, a Scott Drinkwater (captain) pass to Linc Port a few minutes later saw the Tigers extend their lead to 4-2.

Successful conversion by Brodie Croft added another 2 points for the Tigers.

The Hunters tried time and again to register a mark on the scoreboard but errors coupled with strong defence from the Tigers kept the boys at bay for the entire first half of the match.

The score was 16-2 when the teams returned from second half.

A valiant effort from Thompson Teteh registered the Hunters’ first try of the Intrust Super Cup’s round 13 match. Unfortunately, an unsuccessful conversion by Boas left the score at 16-6.

Minutes later, the Tigers returned fire with two more tries, further widening the score margin to 30-6.

A 50-metre run by Boas at the stroke of full-time and a successful conversion left the final score at 30-12.

Meantime, Wartovo Puara played his 100th game this weekend; making him the first Hunter to do so.

It was an added bonus for him when he stood in for an unwell captain Ase Boas.

Carmella Gware