PNG Hunters

VIDEO: Hunters attract crowd

Their final training camp attracted a large crowd of Kimbe residence and supporters, on hand to wish the Hunters well for this weekend's major semi final of the Intrust Super Cup.

 

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VIDEO: Hunters embrace Kimbe schools

For many, it was a priviledge as PNG's local rugby league heroes mingled and spread positive messages on education.

 

Sophie Yaruso with more 

 

Challenges of life after sports

Captain of the PNG Hunters Ase Boas says that this is a sad reality that many face.

Boas and his team mates took part in a recent financial literacy training given by Digicel PNG.

The training focused on being money smart and ways to enable simple saving measures.

Facilitated by the Digicel Learning center, the one day training which was broken up into two separate sessions for the team helped the team to be more money minded in their approach to saving and spending.

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Hunters defeated at home

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The SP Hunters seven game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after being beaten by the last placed Tweed Heads Seagulls 14-10 at the National Football Stadium.

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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.

NRL Legends excites children and parents with surprise visit at POMGH

Former Brisbane Broncos players and legends, Justin Hodges, Petero Civoniceva and Kevin Champion took some time off today and paid a visit to the Port Moresby General Hospital Pediatric Children’s ward this afternoon.

Excited children and parents at the Pediatric Ward woke up from their beds and took the opportunity to shake the players’ hands and take picture as well.

The legends did a walk-through of all three of the hospitals children’s ward to have a chat with children admitted at the ward escorted by the hospitals newly appointed CEO, Dr Umesh Gupta.

SP Hunters go through tough pre-season training

The squad includes 25 former and current players, 25 new players plus two from the Southern Academy.

The respected coach said the pre- season program was six weeks behind schedule and he had only three weeks to put his charges through fitness tests.

“There’s only 12 weeks to go from today before the 2017 Intrust Super Cup season kicks off and we have had to put the train on squad through some very intense training.

Hunters still maintain fourth spot despite lose

With Hunters Essau Siune opening the scoreboard in the seventh minute. The other try scorer in the first half was Noel Zeming, while winger Morris Butler scored their only try in the second half.

That was about all the Hunters could muster, and with the rash of penalties they gave away, saw the opposing team take full advantage of.

Hunters looking to win away match

With three of the key Hunters players – Justin Olam, Bland Abavu and Adex Wera – suspended following a video review after last week’s game against the Townsville Blackhawks, Hunters coach Michael Marum added Wartovo Puara Jnr, Adam Korave and Nixon Borana in backing the team.

Meanwhile, the Pride are playing for exactly that and have shown plenty in their last three matches with wins over Burleigh and Tweed, as well as a narrow 22-20 loss to the Blackhawks.

Blackhawks down Hunters in round 23 clash

Trailing 10-4 in the first half, the Hunters came back hard in the second half, sending in Thompson Teteh for an unconverted opener to minimise the lead to 8-10.

Blackhawks retaliated, kicking a penalty to lead to 12-8 before Andrew Niemoeller scored the 58th minute try to further their lead to 18-8.

Ten minutes later, Edward Goma grounded the ball through a set play from Watson Boas’ grubber kick for 14-18.