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Hunters clip Falcons to win grand final

The win was sealed two minutes out from full time with a try from Willie Minoga off an Ase Boas grubber.

The Hunters found themselves behind on the scoreboard after only two minutes when some second man play from the Falcons on the halfway line created space out wide for Matthew Soper-Lawler to race away and score.

The Falcons were in again four minutes later after a short ball from Ryley Jacks send a charging Joe Stimson over the line.

Stimson then added the extras to extend the Falcons lead.

Hunters squad named for final

The squad remains unchanged for Michael Marum’s men, with the coach sticking with the same line-up that beat the Redcliffe Dolphins 6-4 in the major semi-final at the National Football Stadium on September 10.

The final match of the 2017 Intrust Super Cup competition will be played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The match will get underway at 3:25pm.

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Hunters to play Falcons in grand final

This comes after the Falcons soared over the Redcliffe Dolphins with a 40-14 win in the preliminary final played yesterday afternoon at Dolphin Oval, Australia.

Former Hunter and PNG Kumuls flyer, Justin Olam featured in the win for the Falcons with a double to his name.

The 2017 Intrust Super Cup grand final will be played at Suncorp Stadium on September 24.

Hunters through to ISC grand final

But as the score line reflected, the major semi-final win didn’t come easy.

It took 62 minutes for the Hunters to find the try line and edge out the Redcliffe Dolphins 6-4 in front of 14, 104 screaming fans at the National Football Stadium this afternoon. 

The Dolphins thoroughly dominated possession in the first half.

But the visitors couldn’t find the try line. Brick wall defence from the Hunters denied any chance of a four pointer.

Boas makes history

Boas took out the honours at the annual QRL Awards last night at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

The scoring whizz edged out Redcliffe Dolphins Matt Lodge, Central Queensland Capras Krys Freeman, Easts Tigers Brodie Croft and Ipswich Jets Michael Purcell.

But that wasn’t all, Boas also scooped up the People’s Choice award, which is voted for by the fans.

Ever since entering the Intrust Super Cup competition in 2014, the Hunters have won the award four years in a row.

Hunters lose to Seagulls in round 25 clash

The Seagulls raced away to an 18-0 lead after 29 minutes with tries to Samuel Meskell, Nicholas Harrold and Jayden Baker.

But the Hunters hit back with two tries in five minutes towards the end of the first half. The first was to captain and five-eighth Ase Boas, followed by fullback Stargroth Amean.

This brought the half-time score to 18-12.

Points were hard to come by in the second half with both sides only managing one try each.

The Seagulls found the try line in the 44th minute through Tristan Lumley.

Hunters to host semi-final

PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau, said this confirmation was received yesterday after the Hunters claimed the minor premiership following their 28-22 win over Wynnum Manly Seagulls on the weekend.  

“QRL Competitions Manager, Dave Maiden, in an email advised that the week 2 semi-final will definitely be held in Port Moresby,” said Rau.

“The SP Hunters opponents could be either be the Redcliffe Dolphins or Easts Tigers. This will be determined after the final round this weekend.”

Hunters squad named for final round

Marum said Wera will start in the centres with Willie Minoga moved to second rower. Moses Meninga will start at lock.

He added David Loko and Stanton Albert have been omitted from the side for the final round of the season before the finals.

Brandy Peter, Sailas Gahuna and young Muka Peter Kulu have been added to the extended 20-man squad.

Hunters defeat Blackhawks

The Hunters raced away to a 12-0 lead after tries from Stargroth Amean in the 4th minute and Watson Boas in the 10th.

The home side responded with three tries to Carlin Anderson, Paul Byrnes and then Jonathon Reuben just three minutes out from half time.

This left the score at 16-12 at the break with the Blackhawks ahead.

The second half saw no points scored until the 62nd minute when Israel Eliab crossed over to level the score.

Hunters extended squad named for Round 23 clash

Marum has added young Muka Peter Kulu, Sailas Gahuna, Esau Siune and Paul Wawa in the squad.

The squad:

1. Stargroth AMEAN 2. Bland ABAVU 3. Israel ELIAB 4. Willie MINOGA  5. Butler MORRIS 6. Ase BOAS © 7. Watson BOAS 8. Wellington ALBERT 9. Wartovo PUARA JR  10. Brandy PETER 11. David LOKO 12. Nixon PUT 13. Stanton ALBERT 14. Enock MAKI 15. Moses MENINGA 16. Rhadley BRAWA  17. Karo KAUNA Jnr 18. Muka Peter KULU 19. Esau SIUNE 20. Paul WAWA 21. Sailas GAHUNA