We can only get better: Marum

The SP Hunters’ much improved performance was the result of key changes made to the lineup.

Coach Michael Marum acknowledged that whilst saying, they can only get better.

The round 3 match saw a much better performance by the SP Hunters where they walked off with a 2-point deficit.

While a lot of positives were taken from Sunday’s match, Coach Michael Marum said they need to work on discipline as the team gave away too many penalties and errors since the first match of the 2019 Intrust Super Cup season.

“The Falcons they were a quality team. They got big forwards and they were just gaining easy access,” Marum said.

The coach further acknowledged an impressive performance by Pangia man, Justin Yoka.

“With a few touches he managed to go through and set up a try there and scored one himself,” Marum said.

“From a young local kid from a remote area to play on a big stage and do that, it’s just, good for him. Question if, he can back it up this week (against Tigers).

“There were a lot of errors in his game too, defensively, but we’ll be sitting down and again, this was his first game so it was good to see him go out there and score his first points.”

Meantime, the Sunshine Coast Falcons coach, Eric Smith, said they have learnt a real lesson from the SP Hunters.

“The Hunters are a team that if you turn over cheap ball and cheap penalties like in the ruck, they’re a massive momentum team so, once they get that momentum, then it’s really hard to shift that momentum back.”

The SP Hunters are 13th on the ladder, and will be playing the first-placed Easts Tigers this weekend.

Carmella Gware