SP Hunters suffer heavy loss

The SP PNG Hunters have walked off with a heavy 8-48 loss to the Redcliffe Dolphins this evening at the Dolphin Stadium.

Within five minutes of the round 12 match, the Dolphins’ Nathan Watts effortlessly registered his team’s first try of the evening, thanks to a lack of communication between Hunters defenders.

A conversion by Bryce Donovan saw the hosts take a 6-point lead.

Thirteen minutes in and the visitors responded through Gairo Kapana, who flew over the right wing to ground the ball. However, an unsuccessful conversion by Nick Hasu left the scores at 4-6.

Nineteen minutes in and Brendon Gotuno was unable to stop a barreling Jeremy Hawkins from pushing his way over the line.

Five-eighth Donovan missed the posts, leaving the scoreline at 10-4.

Both teams fought to break each other’s defense for the next 12 minutes until a knock-on from dummy half by the Dolphins put the visitors at an advantage.

Attacking from the hosts’ 10-metre line, Enock Maki goes wide to a flying Terry Wapi, who angled past defenders for his team’s second try of the match.

An unsuccessful conversion left the scores at 8-10.

Sadly, that was the visitors’ last try of the round as they failed to register any points in the remaining minutes of the first half as well as in the second half, while the Dolphins scored seven more.

The hosts comfortably strolled off with a 40-point victory.

Carmella Gware