Marum keeps starting side unchanged for Kokoda Cup clash

SP Hunters coach, Michael Marum has retained the same starting side, but has made changes to the bench for this Sunday’s round 8 clash against reigning premiers Burleigh Bears for the Kokoda Cup in Brisbane this weekend.

Marum said changes may be made before the team flies out on Saturday to Brisbane for the ANZAC round.

“I have retained the starting side that beat Redcliffe Dolphins and made some changes to the extended bench but will confirm on Friday after a couple of players undergo further medical tests.

“Burleigh Bears are the reigning premiers and we want to prepare as well as we can this week. The other added motivation is to regain the Kokoda Cup,” said Marum.

Marum has omitted Lawrence Tu’u from the bench and has added Rhadley Brawa, Ismael Balkawa and Butler Morris in the extended 21 man squad.

The 21 man squad is:

1. Bland ABAVU

2. Stargroth AMEAN

3. Israel ELIAB

4. Adex WERA

5. Karo KAUNA

6. Ase BOAS – Captain

7. Watson BOAS

8. Henry WAN

9. Wartovo PUARA Jnr

10. Esau SIUNE

11. Nixon PUT

12. David LOKO

13. Wellington ALBERT

14. Radley BRAWA

15. Willie MINOGA

16. Stanton ALBERT

17. Moses MENINGA

18. Enock MAKI

19. Paul WAWA

20. Ismael BALKAWA

21. Butler MORRIS

This Sunday’s match will kick off at 2:05pm at Pizzey Park.


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