PNG SP Hunters 2016

Critical game for PNG SP Hunters this Sunday

On the match report, the Falcons will travel without some of their best players, including Eddie Tautali, Curtis Scott, Richard Kennar, Mark Nicholls and Joe Stimson. They haven’t been named in the Falcons side to take on PNG, with their finals spot cemented.

This will be an advantage to the home side, moreover, taking advantage of PNG’s all-time rowdy crowd to claim victory.

The Hunters are unbeaten at home this season and will have no problem getting past a weakened Falcons side, which could be focusing on the same match-up in the finals in a week’s time.

Teteh out for rest of the season

With eight minutes to go in Saturday’s 24 to 20 loss to the Townsville Blackhawks, Teteh suffered a season ending injury after getting kneed in a tackle by Blackhawks half-back Michael Parker-Welsh.

Teteh remained on the field and completed the game but saw a doctor after full time, who rushed him to Townsville Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

PNG Rugby League Chief Executive Officer, Bob Cutmore, said Teteh was in a stable condition on Sunday night and after a medical review, was released from hospital this yesterday.

​Walker gives credit to Hunters’ defence

The Hunters sealed an 18-16 win in the last three minutes of the match in what was a thriller at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

“We threw everything at PNG. They’re a very physical team and to their credit, they defended really well,” said Walker.

Captain of the Jets, Dane Phillips, added on that his team had enough chances but failed to get the job done.

“If you’re giving PNG too much ball, they’re going to score points. We just didn’t get over the line.

PNG Hunters welcome newcomer


The 25-year-old captain of the Gulf Isapea team, Bernard Goma, made his first appearance in the Hunters training camp this week after playing 13 round games with Gulf Isapea in the Digicel Cup competition.

Goma started playing in local competitions in schools. His move from the national level in the Digicel Cup and into the international level was a quick one.

PNG SP Hunters coach Michael Marum told the media that due to a lot of injuries to his players, Goma was recruited as a backup after seeing his potential at the national level.

Hunters fry Seagulls 40-10

The Hunters took a 10-4 lead at the break and thoroughly dominated the second half to win the round 17 clash this afternoon at the Piggabeen Sports Reserve, Australia.

The Seagulls put themselves right back in the game when Sam Irwin scored in the 54th minute.

Michael Burgess made sure of the kick to equalise.

The Hunters started their rampage from the 60-minute mark with tries to Bland Abavu, Tuvi Lepan and Thompson Teteh all in 10 minutes.

The final 10 minutes saw two more tries to Butler Morris and another to Abavu to grab his second right on full time.