Round 4 – Falcons vs PNG Hunters @ Bycroft Oval on the Gold Coast

Round 4 – Hunters unstoppable against the Falcons

PNG Hunters

Saturday 17th April


Bycroft Oval, Gold Coast


# Player Position Sponsor
1 Matthew Milson Fullback
2 Paul Ulberg Wing
3 BJ Aufaga-Toomaga Centre Scooters & Mobility
4 Jack Howarth Centre Higgins
5 Nat McGavin Wing Andersens
6 Cooper Johns Five-Eighth Ready Fence
7 Todd Murphy (C) Halfback
18 Daniel Dole Front Row Future Plus Environmental
9 Tyson Smoothy Hooker Sunshine Coast Air Conditioning Services
10 Patrice Siolo Front Row Grandview on Fraser
11 Trent Loiero Second-row Supaview
12 Louis Geraghty Second-Row
13 Dane Hogan (c) Lock Conbuild
14 Kurt Baptiste Interchange
15 Campbell Duffy Interchange Samios Plumbing Supplies
16 Tom Geraghty Interchange Stockland
17 Will Toloi Interchange
20 Rowan Jardine Reserve
21 Jack Wright Reserve
Sam Mawhinney Coach

Falcons travel to the Gold Coast to take on the hard running PNG Hunters

The Papua New Guinea Hunters sounded a warning across the Intrust Super Cup when they dismantled Sunshine Coast Falcons 32-12 in a stirring Rivalry Round win at Bycroft Oval today.

The Hunters repelled the Falcons with their trademark defensive intensity before Norman Brown and Benji Kot grabbed two tries each to help PNG to its third win from four matches.

The Hunters’ Cup rivals weren’t sure what to make of their chances this year as the squad relocated from PNG to their new home at Runaway Bay after serving a 31-day COVID-19 quarantine period that prevented them from playing any pre-season matches.

But wins over Ipswich Jets and Mackay Cutters put the Hunters’ rivals on notice before the alarm sounded with today’s clinical win over a team always rated as competition heavyweights.

There was no better display of the Hunters’ skills than a bone-rattling tackle by skipper Ila Alu and Sylvester Namo that jolted the ball from Falcons winger Nat McGavin in the 21st minute. From the attacking set, Brown crossed for his first try to round out a passage of play that would test any Cup team.

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