2016 Intrust Super Cup

Hunters lose 18-12 to Falcons in elimination final

The Falcons took a 6-4 lead at half-time and had to defend their lead right to the last second to win the game and also become the first team this season to beat the Hunters at home.

The Hunters were starved of possession early in the second half and had to do a lot of defending.

The Falcons lead was pushed out to 10-4 in the 55th minute when quick hands sent Samuel Wright flying over on the wing.

The Falcons found the try line again just after the restart through Ryley Jacks who was put through a gap and ran away to score under the posts.

Hunters still maintain fourth spot despite lose

With Hunters Essau Siune opening the scoreboard in the seventh minute. The other try scorer in the first half was Noel Zeming, while winger Morris Butler scored their only try in the second half.

That was about all the Hunters could muster, and with the rash of penalties they gave away, saw the opposing team take full advantage of.

Hunters looking to win away match

With three of the key Hunters players – Justin Olam, Bland Abavu and Adex Wera – suspended following a video review after last week’s game against the Townsville Blackhawks, Hunters coach Michael Marum added Wartovo Puara Jnr, Adam Korave and Nixon Borana in backing the team.

Meanwhile, the Pride are playing for exactly that and have shown plenty in their last three matches with wins over Burleigh and Tweed, as well as a narrow 22-20 loss to the Blackhawks.

Blackhawks down Hunters in round 23 clash

Trailing 10-4 in the first half, the Hunters came back hard in the second half, sending in Thompson Teteh for an unconverted opener to minimise the lead to 8-10.

Blackhawks retaliated, kicking a penalty to lead to 12-8 before Andrew Niemoeller scored the 58th minute try to further their lead to 18-8.

Ten minutes later, Edward Goma grounded the ball through a set play from Watson Boas’ grubber kick for 14-18.

More drama for mama

We have romance, thriller and suspense to keep the mamas busy in front of the TV this week.

To welcome back the PNG Hunters home games, we give an overview of the upcoming Hunters games. Will the Hunters have a chance to win all three home games? Watch all these unfold on TVWAN Action in the following weeks.

Enjoy your viewing!

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Last Holiday

Hunters win Stan Joyce Cup defeating Dolphins

They walked away with the Cup today after defeating Redcliffe Dolphins 22-18 in round 9 of the Intrust Super Cup season at the National Football Stadium, Port Moresby.

The Stan Joyce Cup has been played since 2014, commemorating the Hunters franchise major sponsor SP Brewery.

Man of the Match was awarded to Hunters co-captain Noel Zeming, who scored two tries for his team.

His second was scored just six minutes to full time from a magnificent 60-metre runaway try which was the highlight of the match.

Hunters climb to second place on Intrust ladder

Hunters are leveled on 12 points with Townsville Blackhawks but Blackhawks are leading the competition due to points for and against.

Both teams have so far won six out of seven games played.

Burleigh Bears have moved down from second to fifth spot and share 10 points with Northern Pride and Redcliff Dolphins, who are in third and fourth place respectively.

Easts Tigers are on sixth spot with nine points, followed by Sunshine Coast Falcons and CQ Capras on eight points.

Marum credits win to team work

Hunters returned to Port Moresby today after defeating Cutters 34-20 last Saturday night at Mackay in round five of the Intrust Super Cup 2016 season.

Coach Michael Marum said on arrival that the win was good for the team despite a lot of traveling leading up to the match.

Marum said everyone played their part to achieve victory.

“It was good to see most players putting in extra effort with the bench players coming in as well.