round 23

Hunters defeat Blackhawks

The Hunters raced away to a 12-0 lead after tries from Stargroth Amean in the 4th minute and Watson Boas in the 10th.

The home side responded with three tries to Carlin Anderson, Paul Byrnes and then Jonathon Reuben just three minutes out from half time.

This left the score at 16-12 at the break with the Blackhawks ahead.

The second half saw no points scored until the 62nd minute when Israel Eliab crossed over to level the score.

Hunters extended squad named for Round 23 clash

Marum has added young Muka Peter Kulu, Sailas Gahuna, Esau Siune and Paul Wawa in the squad.

The squad:

1. Stargroth AMEAN 2. Bland ABAVU 3. Israel ELIAB 4. Willie MINOGA  5. Butler MORRIS 6. Ase BOAS © 7. Watson BOAS 8. Wellington ALBERT 9. Wartovo PUARA JR  10. Brandy PETER 11. David LOKO 12. Nixon PUT 13. Stanton ALBERT 14. Enock MAKI 15. Moses MENINGA 16. Rhadley BRAWA  17. Karo KAUNA Jnr 18. Muka Peter KULU 19. Esau SIUNE 20. Paul WAWA 21. Sailas GAHUNA

Korave ruled out of Blackhawks clash

A knee injury forced coach, Michael Marum to rule Korave out and make changes to his final 18 man squad that left this morning for Cairns, Australia.

Marum said Ishamel Balkawa will replace Korave in the starting line up with Edward Goma and Philemon Kimisive included on the bench.

The team will travel by coach to Townsville this afternoon.

Marum will name the captain when the team has their captains run in Townsville tomorrow.

The 18 man squad is:

1.         Bland ABAVU

2.         Butler MORRIS

3.         Justin OLAM