The SP PNG Hunters edged out Central Queensland Capras for the second time of the Intrust Super Cup campaign.
The Hunters took sweet revenge 16-12, after the Devils put a scare in them in round twelve.
It was a match worth noting for CQ Capras when they took the field with the blessing of Guy Williams in the back row.
A journalist by trade, Williams broke a long standing record of 151 games for the Capras side.
Hunters came back from a losing streak from the Devils match in round 13, and fought hard, right to the bone as the match kicked off.
Capras, a very good team on paper, began a 40-20 attempt which sparked the invigorated Adex Wera to rise to the occasion.
A much-fancied News side crossed the line in the likes of Rhys Williams in the corner, opening the scoreboard.
Hunters hit back 2 minutes after the News side score with a double long pass to set fullback Adex Wera to score under the post.
Willie Minoga scored a second for the Hunters to lead 12-6 at half time.
The Marley Browne Oval was absolutely chock-a–block on the night while the Hunters fans went into a frenzy as the match unfolded in the second half.
Capras sensed the pressure and made every attempt to go past the spirited Hunters’ defence.
Hunters’ locomotion David Loko made a positive return, after serving his suspension for breaching the club’s code of conduct.
Capras back rower, Guy Williams, wouldn’t submit in easily as he made a late comeback for his team with a much needed try to have Capras on 12 points.
Hunters remained a hard beat at the final hooter with 16 points to 12. They will now be ready to take on Magpies this weekend at the Kalabond oval in Kokopo.
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