SP PNG Hunters

Jokadi Shares Ordeal

The 22-year-old is now coming to terms with the fact that he can never play rugby league again. After being away from home for the last seven months.

It was during a usual Hunters gym session on June 15 that Jokadi began feeling unwell and the paramedics quickly rushed him to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where doctors revealed he had stroke.

It was a blow to the young centre and Hunters, Jokadi remained in hospital undergoing further scans before he was rushed into surgery for a nine-hour lifesaving operation.

Hunters Released From Quarantine

Players that were released where those who were in quarantine for a week at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby.

Other are still in quarantine for a few more days and those players from outside centres will be sent back to their home provinces once quarantine is up.

Hunters Club Commercial Manager, Allan Moramoro said it was good to see the players reunited with their families after months of being away from home.

Sixth Day In Quarantine

The twenty eight players and five officials arrived last Wednesday, and straight into quarantine.

Those who went into fourteen days quarantine will be released next week while those in quarantine for 21 days remain for two more weeks, before they can be allowed back into the community.

Hunters Players Awarded

Decorated hooker, Wartovo Puara Jr took out three major awards at the Hunters’ presentation night for his performances as the Hunters completed their seven-month stay on the Gold Coast before returning home for their off-season.

Puara, who this year became the Hunters’ most capped player, received awards for the Chairman’s Player of the Year, Best Forward and Players’ Player for his work across the Hunters’ 17 matches of this season.

Hunters Arrive Home

Despite a challenging year for the boys, having picked up wins on the last two matches to end the season, the boys are back home just in time for Independence, but unfortunately will be spending it in quarantine.

The SP PNG Hunters returned with a squad that has gathered enormous experience, including a dozen of players who made their Intrust Super Cup debut, and developed a bond that will reap rewards in the years to come.


Hunters seal winning finale

Prop Stanton Albert had three Tweed tacklers hanging off him in the 71st minute when he freed his arm to pass to playmaker Ase Boas for a try that pushed the Hunters clear of the Seagulls. The visitors gained a late try but this was a game that belonged to the Hunters.

Gilmo Paul and Emmanuel Waine scored in the opening 15 minutes to lay the foundation for a Hunters team desperate to finish strongly in a season that has featured the ISC debut of 12 players.

Hunters aim for winning finale

SP PNG Hunters want to finish a season of sacrifice on a winning note against a team bound for the Intrust Super Cup playoffs in Saturday’s season finale at Bycroft Oval.

Hunters Retain Line-Up

The Hunters escaped without injury from last Saturday’s thrilling 22-20 win over Central Queensland Capras in Rockhampton and they are determined to finish the season in style against the fourth-placed Seagulls at Bycroft Oval. 
The Hunters held on for victory over the Capras when they were under pressure with two men in the sin bin due to professional fouls. However, they lamented their ball retention after gaining a 14-0 lead after just 15 minutes. 

Hunters hold off Capras

The Capras scored twice in the final minutes, including from a crossfield kick after the siren that bounced and fell for a try for the home team. That left them with a conversion from about 10 metres in from the sideline which swerved to the left, delivering a deserved victory to the Hunters.

Hunters Heads Up Against Capras

Boas will play his 116th match for the Hunters when they take on the Central Queensland Capras in Rockhampton. That will move him ahead of Adex Wera for second place in the Hunters’ all-time games list behind, behind only starting hooker Wartovo Puara Jnr (125 matches).