SP PNG Hunters

PNG Hunters Vs Wynnum-Manly Seagulls Match Preview

Saturday’s match is a good opportunity to bounce back for the Hunters, who were ambushed by a lively Ipswich Jets outfit at home last weekend.

The Jets played to the slippery conditions expertly while the Hunters were off their game and will be looking for a response in Round 14 against last year’s grand finalists.

The positive from that game against the Jets was the successful return from injury for Ila Alu, who again settles for a bench role this week, as he works his way back into the side.

Ipswich Jets Flog Hunters

Despite their position on the ladder, the Jets came out firing from the kick off, charging upfield with their first set to attack the Hunters’ line. The visitors’ defence held but it was a sign of things to come, with Ipswich dominating field position and yardage early on to score tries through Ricci Falaniko and Denzel Burns inside the first 10 minutes.

Having been beaten out of the gates, the PNG side mustered to drag themselves back in the contest thanks to the silky attacking skills of Judah Rimbu at fullback.

Hunters Partners With Hastings Deering

This helps provide the players with educational and training opportunities in preparation for life after football.  

Rugby holds a strong and formidable place in the community and the same can be said of Hastings Deering since its establishment in PNG since 1949.

PNG Hunters Chief Executive Officer, Scott Barker says rugby league unites every Papua New Guinean and as people in the country.

PNG Hunters vs Ipswich Jets, Round 13 Preview

Saturday’s match up presents as a winnable game for both the Hunters and Jets, who currently sit in 12th and 14th place respectively on the QRL premiership ladder. 
With finals fast approaching, the two points on offer this weekend are invaluable as both sides look to keep their 2022 season alive.  
 

Pride too strong at home for Hunters

With a strong wind at their backs to begin the game, the Pride wasted no time going on the attack thanks to an early penalty conceded by the Hunters in the kick-off set.

Suddenly camped on their own goal line, the Hunters looked like they’d defended the set until Pride fullback Julian Christian took possession on the last, feigned a kick to the left and turned back in towards the ruck to link with Matthew Egan in support.

The Hunters’ cover defence couldn’t close the space in time as the Pride halfback opened the scoring with a clever four pointer.

PNG Hunters vs Northern Pride Round 12 Preview

Sunday’s clash is an important game for both sides, who currently sit equal on the ladder with three wins apiece so far this season.

With the pointy end of the year approaching, the two points on offer in Round 12 are invaluable as the Hunters and Pride both chase a coveted finals berth.

 

Hunters Secured With Black Swan

Hunters Commercial Manager, Allan Moramoro and Black Swan International General Manager, Shane Harden announced the new partnership today.

The arrangement with Black Swan International will include providing escort security services for the PNG Hunters team to and from training and game venues, including providing escort for the team when out on community engagements.

The new security arrangement will take effect as soon as the Hunters team return for their preseason camp in 2023.

Seagulls take win with field goal

In perfect conditions at Tugun RLFC, it was the Hunters who would strike first, capitalising on some early field position to threaten Tweed on both edges before setting up a left-side backline movement.

Hunters Hopeful For Third Win

For the Hunters, Sunday’s game is a chance to post their third win of the season and build towards the back half of the year.
While there have been signs of genuine improvement over the past month as the young Hunters side continue to adapt to speed and the quality of Hostplus Cup, they do not need to look far. 
The Hunters will need to look back to their efforts against Norths and Townsville in Rounds 7 & 8 for a blueprint for success this season.

Round 10 Match Preview: SP PNG Hunters v Tweed Seagulls

Both sides come into this game following a weekend off and will be looking to start the second half of the season on a high.