Intrust Super Cup

Hunters through to ISC grand final

But as the score line reflected, the major semi-final win didn’t come easy.

It took 62 minutes for the Hunters to find the try line and edge out the Redcliffe Dolphins 6-4 in front of 14, 104 screaming fans at the National Football Stadium this afternoon. 

The Dolphins thoroughly dominated possession in the first half.

But the visitors couldn’t find the try line. Brick wall defence from the Hunters denied any chance of a four pointer.

Marum keeps starting side unchanged for Kokoda Cup clash

Marum said changes may be made before the team flies out on Saturday to Brisbane for the ANZAC round.

“I have retained the starting side that beat Redcliffe Dolphins and made some changes to the extended bench but will confirm on Friday after a couple of players undergo further medical tests.

“Burleigh Bears are the reigning premiers and we want to prepare as well as we can this week. The other added motivation is to regain the Kokoda Cup,” said Marum.

Ipswich place trust in Wigmen

This follows the announcement on Tuesday of a partnership between the Hela Wigmen Club and Ipswich Jets which will see four players from Hela, train and play with the Intrust Super Cup Club.

Ipswich Jets CEO, Jason Cubit, told Loop PNG that under the current arrangement, the Hela Wigmen management will identify and provide them with the right players.

Cubit also said they will provide them with other opportunities off the field.

Marum names 20-man extended squad

In naming the 20-man extended squad this afternoon, Hunters coach Michal Marum said both Albert and Amean will be rested this weekend after suffering minor injuries from last weekend’s trial match in Cairns.

“Stargroth has a suspected fractured collar bone while Wellington has a sternum injury,” said Marum.

Marum added Junior Rop and Watson Boas are also out, injured.

On to Nixon Put, Marum named the Western Highlands youngster in the starting line-up after a stellar performance last weekend.

Have a great Father’s Day with Digicel Play

We’re proud to bring the Intrust Super Cup and the Digicel Cup finals right in the comfort of your home – share this experience with your family and your wantoks wherever you are in PNG.

We also have other interesting programs that will be shown this week on Digicel Play – check them out.

Enjoy your viewing!


After finishing in 4th place, the PNG Hunters have earned the right to host their first ever home final this weekend when they face the 5th place Sunshine Coast Falcons on Sunday.

Long weekend family entertainment

Bring the family together or even the community to watch the Digicel Cup, the Intrust Super Cup, the NRL or the different genre of movies highlighted for you this week.

Check out our movie line up for the week we have horror movies like The Apparition and kids’ movies like Hotel Transylvania. We also have our weekly Hunters feature recapping their previous match.

Enjoy a long weekend of family entertainment only on Digicel Play.

26th August at 8:10pm

A Mighty Heart on HBO Signature

Entertaining you everyday

We have everything – from live music to post-apocalyptic horror drama, to documentaries that will leave you questioning what you already know about history. We also have our usual recap of the Hunter’s matches and we summarise the Aliens’ week special on History channel.

Enjoy your viewing!

19th August at 10:50am on iConcert

Bryan Adams - Live in Sydney

Boas boots winning points for Hunters in thriller

The Hunters were trailing 14-8 at the break and edged out last year's Intrust Super Cup winners in the last three minutes of the match.

The Hunters hit four minutes into the second half through a solo effort from fullback Bland Abavu who shrugged off five defenders to score near the posts.

The score was levelled at 14-14 thanks to the boot of Ase Boas.

From here, the Hunters muscled up in defence determined not to let the Jets back into the game.

Boas put the home side in front for the first time kicking a penalty in the 55th minute of play.

​Hunters in third place

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).


Kumuls selection still open to domestic competition

Kumuls coach Michael Marum says there’s no guarantee that the players that challenged Fiji in the recent Pacific Test have a place in the Kumuls.

Marum said they will have to compete against everyone else including players in the Digicel Cup, Queensland Intrust Super Cup, NRL and the Super League that is played in England.

He said all these players are performing well and will be considered as selectors will have to pick the best players.

“There’s no automatic selection for players that played against Fiji.