Puara celebrates milestone game

Although the special occasion was somewhat overshadowed by their heavy loss  to a star studded Brisbane Tigers outfit at 40-12, Wartovo was very happy to have played his milestone 115th game for the Hunters.

He said, "It was such an honour, it's almost like playing for the Kumuls, because you know you’re not just representing the club, but you represent a nation."

In a special jersey presentation commemorating this milestone, Wartovo was presented his game jersey by Head Coach of the Australian Kangaroos, Mal Meninga in front of the team and coaching staff.


Puara looks to claim history

Puara has been named in the Hunters’ team to play for the Kokoda Cup – which is up for grabs each year when PNG and the Bears meet in late April.

This match falls on Anzac Day and the Hunters hope that is enough time for Puara to recover from an ankle injury suffered in last Saturday’s impressive 32-12 win over the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

If Puara can recover, the foundation Hunters player will break the team’s Intrust Super Cup games record by recording his 115th appearance – one more than 2017 premiership teammate Adex Wera.