Hunters Regroup Against Falcons

SP PNG Hunters coach Matt Church said his players had drawn a “line in the sand” to start stage two of the Intrust Super Cup season with tomorrow’s away clash with the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

The competition will return after two weekends without football due to the mid-season bye followed by last week’s COVID-19 lockdown, which enabled players an extra week’s rest before eight consecutive weeks of matches.

Hunters trailing 6-4 at break

It was a tough first fifteen minutes with both sides having nearly equal chances to score.

Several visits to the Falcons half were fruitless for the Hunters as they failed to turn their chances into points.

The Falcons stuck first right on the twenty minutes mark after Thomas Murphy dummied and ducked his way past three Hunters defenders to score near the posts.

The score was 6-0 from the boot of Joe Stimson.

NFS stadium packed with supporters

The national football stadium today is packed to capacity as Rugby league fans in Port Moresby gathered to witness the PNG SP Hunters taking on the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the first Queensland Cup elimination finals.

Stadium seats from all wings are fully occupied as others squeezed their way through occupying any available spots as they cheer, scream and shout with enthusiasm and passion for the PNG’s favorite QRL Rugby League team.

Meanwhile, the first 40 minutes into the game has lapsed with the visitors Sunshine Coast Falcons leading the SP Hunters 6-4.