Mackay Cutters

PNG Hunters’ comeback stifled

Despite showing determination to come back from a 12-point deficit to lock the scores in the 57th minute, the Cutters proved too strong, delivering the crucial blow to beat the Hunters at home.

The Hunters were the first to post points following a penalty in front of the Cutters’ posts, with Ase Boas slotting over the ball in the second minute for a 2-nil lead.

Four minutes in, Adex Wera would accelerate through a gap and fends off a Cutters defender to run 30 metres for 6 – 0 lead.

Hunters and Cutters draw in round 20 clash

The Hunters came out firing asking questions early on putting the Cutters under the pump.

It took 18 minutes for the Hunters to find the try line thanks to the work of halfback Watson Boas who created space out wide for Stargroth Amean to slice through and score.

The visitors hit back only four minutes later after a kick from Nicho Hynes found its mark in Yamba Bowie to fly over on the wing.

Boas was again involved in the Hunters next try this time sending in Israel Eliab to take the Hunters to 12-4.

Hunters romp home to 36-16 win

A try to Nixon Put and a double to Bland Abavu gave the Hunters an 18-10 lead at half time.

The second half was all one-sided traffic with the Hunters running in another three more tries to Karo Kauna Jr., Moses Meninga and Watson Boas.

The home side snuck in a late try in the 79th minute through Johnny Faletagoa'i and was converted by Nicholas Hynes right on the full time siren.

Hunters’ captain and half-back, Ase Boas was flawless with the boot converting all six tries to cap off a comfortable win in round five.

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Boas brothers to lead

SP Hunters coach, Michael Marum said Watson has been playing well off the bench which pushed him into the starting side.

“The combination with brother Ase and Gahuna will allow them to steer the team around the park,” said Marum.

In other changes made- Israel Eliab goes to the centres, Bland Abavu shifts back to fullback and Stargroth Amean will play on the wing. Karo Kauna Jr. will start on the other wing.

 Marum said Radley Brawa will become Hunter #52 when he starts off the bench this weekend.

Hunters ready for Mackay Cutters

The match kicks off at 6.05pm today and will be televised live on TV Wan Sports.

Hunters are looking to bounce back as they gear up with a strong side to crunch the Cutters at their home soil.

The PNG side is currently on third spot on the ladder while thirteenth placed Cutters are yet to put a mark on the score board.

Hunters will be banking on key players Stargroth Amean, Adex Wera, Wartovo Puara Jnr, Enock Maki, Brandy Peter and captain Noel Zeming, to take them to victory.