PNG Hunters

Hunters players to be counselled

Ottio, who had been due to fly to England with Kumuls teammate Wellington Albert on Thursday to join Super League club Widnes, passed away at the Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby at 2am on Tuesday after collapsing during a road run on Sunday.

Hunters players held a bedside vigil for the 23-year-old, who had asked to join the session with the Queensland Cup premiers at short notice.

Hunters squad to be trimmed down

Pre-season training for the Hunters resumed on Thursday.

Marum also confirmed PNG Kumul forward and former SP Hunters vice-captain, Wellington Albert has signed with the English Super League club, Widnes Vikings.

The 32 man train-on squad:

1.         Adex Wera

2.         Butler Morris

3.         Muka Peter Kulu

4.         Radley Brawa

5.         Sailas Gahuna

6.         Wawa Paul

7.         William Mone

8.         Adam Korave

9.         Junior Rau

10.       Kennedy Ben

11.       Edene Gebi

PNG's secret weapon to bring down Panthers

Now towering prop Wellington Albert is promising to use it against Penrith in Sunday's Intrust Super Championship.

Albert and his younger brother Stanton both played under-20s for the Panthers and are among seven PNG Hunters players who represented the Kumuls against the Cook Islands in Campbelltown earlier this year, a game in which PNG triumphed 32-22.

VIDEO: NCD Governor subsidizes airfare for Hunters match

Lucky residents who wish to catch the Hunters grand finale showdown live will have their airfares subsidized by NCDC.
Governor Powes Parkop announced this today.

 

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VIDEO: Hunters attract crowd

Their final training camp attracted a large crowd of Kimbe residence and supporters, on hand to wish the Hunters well for this weekend's major semi final of the Intrust Super Cup.

 

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VIDEO: Hunters embrace Kimbe schools

For many, it was a priviledge as PNG's local rugby league heroes mingled and spread positive messages on education.

 

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Boas on Hunters and World Cup position

Boas says that his kicking game can be attributed to constant dedicated practice over the season which has helped him maintain a good kicking game this year for the Hunters.

The East New Britain lad said that his kicking performance is one aspect of why his points have gathered through the season seeing him seating second on the ISC ladder as top point scorer.

The five eight said he is taking each game as it comes and hopefully with the help of his team mates he can climb up the ladder to be the leading point scorer in the competition.

Challenges of life after sports

Captain of the PNG Hunters Ase Boas says that this is a sad reality that many face.

Boas and his team mates took part in a recent financial literacy training given by Digicel PNG.

The training focused on being money smart and ways to enable simple saving measures.

Facilitated by the Digicel Learning center, the one day training which was broken up into two separate sessions for the team helped the team to be more money minded in their approach to saving and spending.

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Hunters defeated at home

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The SP Hunters seven game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night after being beaten by the last placed Tweed Heads Seagulls 14-10 at the National Football Stadium.

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Marum keeps starting side unchanged for Kokoda Cup clash

Marum said changes may be made before the team flies out on Saturday to Brisbane for the ANZAC round.

“I have retained the starting side that beat Redcliffe Dolphins and made some changes to the extended bench but will confirm on Friday after a couple of players undergo further medical tests.

“Burleigh Bears are the reigning premiers and we want to prepare as well as we can this week. The other added motivation is to regain the Kokoda Cup,” said Marum.