The SP PNG Hunters were never better, with a thrilling 44-14 win yesterday over Souths Logan Magpies.
The Hunters recorded a season’s best win, ending it in style, but now they are hoping for a spot in the top 5.
Hunters, with one change from Brandy Peter coming to the side in a ‘must win’ game, went unnoticed with an emphatic 44-14 win.
It began with a minute silence in respect to late Iffysoe Segeyaro, one of our true Rugby League greats.
Judgment day is here for the Hunters. Mathematically, they can still make the final top 5 with only a couple of results to go their way.
Souths Logan Magpies were up for a battle and wouldn’t easily let the Hunters escape home with the winning tag.
The inclusion of young Brandon Khuu making his debut in the right wing was not a mistake.
He aided inside centre Dallas Anderson in crossing the tryline in the corner after the Hunters saw a try from Jason Tali 2 minutes into the game.
Roger Laka’s foot race from intercept was perfect when Thompson Teteh backing up; the ball was brought right down under the posts.
Skipper Israel Eliab put boot to ball, bringing Hunters to 12.
Hunters continued their dominance, with Magpie Rick Jackson’s kick seeing Adex Wera spill it to Israel Eliab, who managed to dash away to find the tryline.
Jason Tali scored his second, bringing up his scoring tally to 7, while Albert Patak came from the bench and crossed the line in the corner right on the halftime buzzer.
In the second half, the Magpies made a bolt move to fend off the tough customers in Noel Zemming, Albert Patak and Lawrence Tu’u, who were in from the bench.
The Hunters extended the 28-4 lead from halftime, with thriller prop Sabastian Pandia and Noel Zemming's splendid tip-off sending Lawrence Tu’u to the try line.
Hunters will be on bye this weekend and remain hopeful for changes in the points tally on closely-seated Ipwich Jets and Tweed Heads Seagulls.
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