Favourable results and a big 40-10 win over the Tweed Heads Seagulls yesterday pushed the Hunters up a spot.
The Hunters are tied with the Redcliffe Dolphins on 24 points but a better for and against of 159 has put the Dolphins in second place. The Hunters have a for and against of 80.
After 17 rounds, the Hunters are on 24 points (11 wins, 5 losses and 1 bye).
The top 6:
Burleigh Bears (27), Redcliffe Dolphins (24), SP Hunters (24), Townsville Blackhawks (23), Easts Tigers (23), Northern Pride (18).