Central Queensland Capras

Peter named in starting line-up

He was listed ahead of Stanton Albert for this Sunday’s Round 17 clash against Central Queensland Capras at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

Hunters coach Michael Marum said vice-captain Wellington Albert, who sat out last weekend’s match due to suspension, returns to the side and joins younger brother Stanton as well as Enock Maki and David Loko on the extended bench.

He said Adex Wera has been omitted due to injury, allowing Willie Minoga back to the centres while Stargroth Amean will start on the wing.

Hunters lose 27-20 to Capras

Four tries to the Capras in the first half gave them a 20-4 lead at the break.

The Hunters put themselves right back into the game when utility Noel Zeming crossed over to score two minutes into the second half.

Zeming converted his own try to narrow the deficit to 20-10.

The Hunters continued to put pressure on the Capras defence, launching wave after wave of attack threatening to score more points.

This turned into points in the 61st minute when quick hands on the fifth tackle produced an overlap for winger Adex Wera to score out wide.

Hunters trailing 20-4 at break

The Capras hit the lead in only the first minute of play.

The home side got their second try in the 13th minute when a short ball from Matt Minto to William Cullen put him into space to run over and score.

Minto converted to make it 10-0.

It was all one-way traffic as the Capras scored right from the kick off after a cross kick from Minto found a flying Maipele Morseu, who caught the ball and scored under the posts.