William Mone

Mone improves

Marum said Mone defended better, only missing two tackles throughout the match.

“Small guy defending big boys on the edge, and takes a lot of effort to put those big guys down. Again they (Pride) had a lot of sets, their halves and hooker had the game in their hands, we were on the back foot all throughout the game,” Marum said.  

“Hopefully he backs up from last weekend. I’ll probably give him a 5 out of 10 for last weekend game. If he can get that up to a 6 or 7 it would be good enough for us.”

Mone vows to work hard

Mone will partner Charlie Simon in the round one clash on Sunday against the Tweed Heads Seagulls.

Mone has shown unbelievable patience in the Hunters camp since 2017, playing only a few minutes in his only match against the CQ Capras in Round 11 in 2018.

Mone has been an understudy to the Boas brothers as well as Charlie Simon last year, while patiently waiting for an opportunity.

When announced as the halfback, Mone was relieved and happy.