Marum said Mone defended better, only missing two tackles throughout the match.
“Small guy defending big boys on the edge, and takes a lot of effort to put those big guys down. Again they (Pride) had a lot of sets, their halves and hooker had the game in their hands, we were on the back foot all throughout the game,” Marum said.
“Hopefully he backs up from last weekend. I’ll probably give him a 5 out of 10 for last weekend game. If he can get that up to a 6 or 7 it would be good enough for us.”
Marum has kept Mone in the half-back role. He will partner debutant Justin Yoka at five-eighth, while Charlie Simon slots to hooker.
The 13th-placed Hunters will take on the third-placed Sunshine Coast Falcons in Port Moresby tomorrow.