May 26, 2020
Hunters on second place are hoping to cause an upset to level with Blackhawks on 33 points with better percentage determining first and second spots.The last time both teams met in Round 11, Hunters defeated Blackhawks 22-16 in Townsville.Coach Michael Marum has shifted Lawrence Tu’u from the forwards to the centres to cover for Thompson Teteh who is down with a hamstring injury.Marum said in a statement that he has faith in Tu’u to rise to the challenge in a position he has played before in past Hunters’ games.Enoch Maki, a skillful ball playing forward who can offload in tackles, comes off the bench to start in the front row.The full squad is: 1.Stargroth Amean, 2.Bland Abavu, 3.Noel Zeming, 4 .Lawrence Tu’u, 5.Adex Wera, 6. Israel Eliab ©, 7. Ase Boas, 8. Enock Maki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Brandy Peter, 12. Kato Ottio, 13. Timothy Lomai.Interchange: 14.Adam Korave, 15.Atte Bina, 16.Willie Minoga, 17.Henry Noki, 18.Nickson Borana, 19.Roger Laka, 20.David Lapua, 21.Edward GomaFollowing this Sunday’s game, Hunters will host fifth placed East Tigers in Round 21.The PNG side then plays away against Ipswich Jets in Round 22 before they host Wynnum Manly Seagulls on August 8 at Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.