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Marum names unchanged side

The Devils handed the Hunters their first loss this season at home in round four, and will be looking to avenge this.

“There are no major injury worries to deal with after last weekend’s win.

“They are playing well and we want to start the 2nd half of the season on a positive note,” said Marum.

Marum congratulated Bland Abavu, who will be playing his 50th Intrust Super Cup game for the Hunters on Sunday.

The only addition to the extended bench is Paul Wawa.

​Boas is top point scorer!

Boas shot to the top after racking up 14 points (from converting six tries and one penalty goal) in yesterday’s 42-4 win over the Townsville Blackhawks at home.

The top point scorers:

1) Ase Boas (116), Jamayne Isaako - Souths Logan Magpies (112), Carlin Anderson -Townsville Blackhawks (110), Guy Hamilton - Sunshine Coast Falcons (102), Joshua Beehag - Redcliffe Dolphins (88).

The top try scorers:

Well-deserved win for Hunters

Marum’s men ran in seven tries in what was a one-sided affair in the round 12 clash at home in Port Moresby.

“To get the win against Blackhawks is not always easy. We really prepared well for the game,” said Marum.

“Everyone looked out for each other in defence and attack. We hung in there and completed the game. It was a well-deserved win.”

Moving forward, Marum said the team will recover and prepare well for this weekend’s game against the Norths Devils in Australia.

“They had a win against us up here so it’s going to be another tough one,” said Marum.

Hunters win Air Niugini Cup with 42-4 win

The visitors crossed the try line after two minutes of play when leading competition points scorer Carlin Anderson crossed over to score.

The Hunters responded immediately through enforcer David Loko, who sliced through the defence to score under the posts.

Buoyed on by a vocal home crowd of 6,768, the Hunters grabbed their second four-pointer through fullback Stargroth Amean, who scored in similar fashion to the first try.

The points continued to come easy with Boas kicking a penalty followed by another try to Amean in the 29th and Willie Minoga in the 33rd.

Hunters leading comp

After 11 rounds, the Hunters have racked up 18 points from eight wins, two losses and one bye.

The Hunters have a points for and against of 74.

The top six:

SP Hunters (18), Sunshine Coast Falcons (17), Redcliffe Dolphins (16), Easts Tigers (13), Norths Devils (12), Townsville Blackhawks (12).

The Hunters arrived back in the country yesterday afternoon.

The 20-man squad will be named tomorrow afternoon for this Sunday’s home game against the Townsville Blackhawks. 

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Hunters cruise to 32-12 win

Tries to Wellington Albert, Adex Wera and Israel Eliab pushed the Hunters to a 22-0 lead at half-time.

The home side hit back with two tries after the 60 minute mark with points to Dane Phillips (62m) and Mitch Carpenter (66m).

This brought the score to 22-12 in favour of the visitors.

But the Hunters had enough to take the game away, striking twice with four pointers to captain and five-eighth Ase Boas (73) and Bland Abavu (77) to seal the win.

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Hunters looking forward to round 11 clash

Adex Wera will take position in the centres in place of the suspended Willie Minoga who will serve out his last week after being cited for a dangerous throw in round nine.

Another change sees Wellington Albert starting at prop after Henry Wan Noki was omitted for not returning to camp and attending training.

Gahuna Silas, Rhadley Brawa, Enock Maki and Moses Meninga will all start off the bench.

Hunters shoot to top of the ladder

After nine rounds, the Hunters have accrued 14 points - from seven wins and two losses, with a points for and against of 54.

The top 6 are: SP Hunters (14), Easts Tigers (13), Redcliffe Dolphins (12), Townsville Blackhawks (12), Sunshine Coast Falcons (11), Souths Logan Magpies (10).

Coach of the Hunters, Michael Marum said last weekend’s 26-10 win over Northern Pride came from a good effort from his team.

“The win was a good way to end the first nine rounds of the competition.

Hunters down Pride

The ‘freight train’ Minoga had the crowd of 6, 738 on their feet in celebration after only the 2nd minute of play when he crossed over the line for his first of the match.

Captain Ase Boas converted the try giving the Hunters a 6-0 lead.

Boas made it 10-0 in the 26th minute when he dummied and stepped into a gap to run forty metres to score on the wing.

These were the only points from the first half.

A penalty right in front in the opening minutes of the second half gave the Hunters an opportunity to extend their lead.

Adex Wera to miss today’s match

Wera was placed on report for a dangerous throw during last weekend's round eight match against Burleigh Bears.

The judiciary advised Wera through a teleconference late on Thursday afternoon that he has been repeating this offence for the past three seasons and needed to correct his tackling technique.

Wera entered an early guilty plea and was suspended for one match.

Coach Michael Marum said he will name a replacement for Wera from his extended 20 man squad.

The Hunters will take on Northern Pride this afternoon at 3pm at the National Football Stadium.