Coach Michael Marum has this afternoon named his 18-‐man squad for the SP PNG Hunters opening match of the Intrust Super Cup Competition against Redcliffe this Sunday 2nd March.
The club will take 18 players with them to Queensland with 1 player to be omitted prior to kick off on Sunday.
Marum said it has been a good few days at training this week with the players and coaching staff looking forward to getting the season underway;
“Training has been good, but its time to get out there and play. We are still working hard on the little things we need to get right but the players are really looking forward to the opening match against Redcliffe. We are travelling down early (on Thursday) for the match so we can prepare well and meet our commitments to the Queensland Rugby League season launch on Friday. We are expecting great support at the match and I hope the PNG community living in Brisbane gets to the game to support the boys.”
Captain Israel Eliab, Head Coach Michael Marum, CEO Brad Tassell, Chairman Sandis Tsaka and Minister for Sport Hon. Justin Tkatchenko will attend the Queensland Rugby Leagues official launch of the Intrust Super Cup competition in Brisbane on Friday morning with all other club representatives, media and special guests. The clubs Music video and promotion clip will feature prominently at the launch along with a tourism video showcasing the clubs home base for the next two years in Kokopo.
The players will also be attending a welcome BBQ put on by the PNG community and the PNG Consulate at the Roma Street Parklands Brisbane this Saturday from 10am-‐2pm, before heading to training in the afternoon for the clubs captains run.
Then it’s down to business with kick-‐off at 2pm Sunday 2nd March against competition heavyweights the Redcliffe Dolphins.
Adam Korave, Adex Wera, Albert Patak, Brandy Peter, David Loko, Garry Lo, George Benson, Gonzella Urakusie, Israel Eliab (c), Joe Bruno, Lawrence Tu’u, Noel Zeming, Roger Laka, Sebastian Pandia, Thompson Teteh, Timothy Lomai, Wartovo Puara, Willie Minoga.
The SP Hunters are coming promotional video