Hunters Fire Before Late Burst Of Cutters Tries

The Cutters won 40-30, scoring four tries in 19 minutes in the second half to claw back a deficit before a strong Hunters home crowd.

The Hunters had picked up from where they left off in last weekend’s stunning win over the Northern Pride in Atherton as winger Junior Rau marked his 50th game in style with three tries by the fourth minute of the second half.

Brendon Gotuno scored twice while the flying feet of Solo Wane found the try line again as the Hunters used the full width of the field to get past the Cutters defence.

Hunters Return To Winning Form

Brandon Nima opened the scoring for the Hunters with a try in the 25th minute that helped to lay the foundation for a memorable night for the Hunters.

Hunters’ drama-filled finish

The Hunters controversially had three players sent to the sin-bin in the final nine minutes and second-rower Benji Kot sent off in the 57th minute after losing another to the bin for 10 minutes earlier in the half.

The first to be banished was centre Brandon Nima, along with the Tigers’ Sam Lavea, in the 43rd minute.

Only four minutes after the pair returned to the field Kelly was dismissed for lifting in a three-man tackle with the Tigers leading 24-12.

Already down to 12 men, forward Samuel Yegip was binned for a tackle in the 73rd minute.

ISC to be new sponsor for Agmark Gurias

Making the announcement last night at the Gurias presentation night at the Gazelle International Hotel in Rabaul, coach Steven Nightingale told the players and supporters about the good news.

He did not mention the amount of sponsorship ISC will be committing to the Gurias, but said it will be a huge sponsorship.

Currently the ISC is sponsoring the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storms uniforms.

Hunters ready for Bears

It may be revenge time for the Hunters after losing to Bears in Round 8 games.

With the home ground advantage, the PNG Hunters will be strongly tipped to record their 26th straight win at home.

The Hunters looks fully prepared to take on the competition leaders and will be taking the game as a grand final match.

Bears are currently sitting on the top of the ladder with 33 points followed by Redcliffe Dolphins with 32 points as Hunters still clinging onto third place with 30 points.

Hunters name 20-man squad

SP hunters coach Michael Marum, with an unchanged starting lineup from last week’s match against Tigers, prompted a slight shuffle, omitting Timothy Lomai due to injury and promoting Brandy Peter.

With Watson Boas, Henry Wan and Tuvi Lepan added back onto the bench, the team has extended to a 20-man squad.

The final team will be announced on Thursday if there are any changes.

The current, before three will be omitted, include;