Queensland Intrust Super Cup

Hunters’ line-up maintained despite loss

The line-up has been maintained despite their eight-point loss to Redcliffe Dolphins on Sunday.

Sailas Gahuna is the only addition to the extended bench in place of William Mone.

The 20-man squad is:

  1. Edene GABBIE
  2. Junior RAU
  3. Thompson TETEH
  4. Willie MINOGA
  5. Brendon GOTUNO
  6. Ase BOAS            -              Captain
  7. Watson BOAS
  8. Enock MAKI
  9. Wartovo PUARA Jnr
  10. Stanton ALBERT
  11. 11. Nixon PUT
  12. Rhadley BRAWA
  13. Moses MENINGA


NFS to host POMRFL grand final for first time

The women’s grand final will be played as curtain raiser to the Prime Minister’s XIII between Australia and PNG on Saturday, Sept 24 and the men’s grand finals will be played on Sunday, Sept 25.

The last time a grand final for POMRFL was played at PRL Oval was back in 2013 before the venue was transformed into the new stadium.

The K170 million world class stadium was opened in February, 2016 and sits about 10,000 people.

It has so far hosted matches for the Queensland Intrust Super Cup and the Digicel Cup competition.

Game day for Hunters and Blackhawks

The top of the ladder clash is expected to attract a huge crowd as Hunters host their second home game.

As usual, the home team had a morning walk and is based in camp at the PNG Institute of Public Administration while the Panthers are based at the Holiday Inn Hotel.

PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Bob Cutmore said previously that it is tradition that teams take time off from training to prepare mentally and maintain team spirit before a game.

Hunters 2016 season launch

During the launch, Coach Micheal Marum announced the captains and his 25 players for the 2016 season.

The Team has been trimmed from a 36 men squad to the final 25 which will be led by Co-Captains Noel Zeming for the backrowers and Adam Korave for the forwards.

“This season we are starting with 25 players and out of the 25 players we have 9 new boys,” Marum said.

Hunters smash Seagulls 36-13 in second half blast

Seagulls lead 13-6 at half time.

But the fumbling and penalties given away in the first half became just a bad memory as the home team got their act going and ran in 30 points to nothing in the second half.

“Freight Train’’ Willy Minoga starred with busting runs up the middle and the rest of the team shared in the points barrage late in the game.

More to come from Troy Taule soon.