Hunters rebound from loss

The SP PNG Hunters have regained strength from last weekend’s loss to win in round 14 of the Queensland Intrust Super Cup challenge.

They beat the Cutters 26 points to 12 this afternoon at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Hunters were the first to score just five minutes into the game through Thompson Teteh after a drop ball from the Mackay Cutters.

Watson Boas converted the try and the Hunters led with 6 points to nil.

Cutters returned the favour just five minutes after the Hunters’ try with their own converted try.

The Hunters managed to keep the Cutters away and scored two more converted tries in the likes of Watson Boas 20 minutes into the game, after a grubber kick from Captain Wartovo Puara Junior and Adex Wera, who outstandingly side stepped his opponents after catching the ball at the Hunters’ 30-metre mark.

The score going into half time was 20 points to 6 with the Hunters leading.

The second half saw both teams playing it tough with only one try from each side.

Hunters were the first to score again when Stanton Albert crossed the line.

Mackay Cutters tried to make a comeback through Cooper Bambling but was a little too late. 

As the final whistle blew, Hunters finished on top with 26 points to 12.

Charmaine Poriambep