round 18

Hunters round 18 recap

The Hunters were brutal in both defense and attack in a match which had a finals feel.

The boot of Hunters Captain Ase Boas was the difference as he slotted in two conversions and three penalty goals for a 10-point win.

It was a physical encounter from the get go with both teams testing each other’s defense and attack.

It wasn’t until the 26th minute when Adex Wera scored off a fifth last grubber from Watson Boas.

The Pride would hit back 7 minutes later when an unmarked Brett Anderson catches a Jack Campagnolo kick to score.

Hunters victorious over Bears

The home side hit the front after eight minutes when quick hands allowed an unmarked Paul Wawa to dive over on the wing.

An error by the Hunters in their own half cost them.

The Bears made them pay through hooker Patrick Politoni who caught the defence napping and burrowed his way over the line to score.

Jamal Fogarty added the extras to put his side in the lead at 6-4 after 16 minutes.

The Bears further extended their lead in the 23rd minute courtesy of Matt White's barnstorming run to the try line carrying over four defenders with him.

Korave and Amean included in 20-man squad

Korave was placed on report during last Sunday’s match against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls for a reckless high contact tackle.

But Korave will be free to play this weekend after the Queensland Rugby League judiciary found there was no case to answer.

Amean is also set to make his return after passing a medical test. Amean has been out for the past three weekends after suffering a concussion.

The injured Ishmael Balkawa will miss this Sunday’s game and will be replaced by Edward Goma.