Intrust Super Cup Round 23 Highlights - PNG Hunters V Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Morseby. 2.30pm Sunday August 16, 2015.
Second half comeback secures win for Hunters
The PNG Hunters came back from a 13-6 halftime deficit to defeat the Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Port Moresby’s Sir Guise Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The match did not start well for the highly-fancied Hunters, with a kick bouncing off the crossbar and into the arms of incoming Gulls forward Brendon Gibb to post the first points of the afternoon.
Playing in front of a large crowd who had gathered to support them, the Hunters soon hit back with skipper Israel Eliab once again finding himself on the score sheet with a try to level the match.
However, the visitors were in again when big forward Stephen Coombe crashed over from close range.
A field goal from Matt Seamark put a final flourish on the half for the Gulls.
However, the second half belonged solely to the Hunters who ran in a further five tries to post the convincing victory.
The win keeps the Hunters at the top of the table alongside the Townsville Blackhawks.
PNG HUNTERS 36 (Kato Ottio 2, Stargroth Amean, Israel Eliab, Adam Korave, Willie Minoga tries; Ase Boas 6 goals) def WYNNUM MANLY SEAGULLS 13 (Brendon Gibb, Stephen Coombe tries; Mathew Seamark 2 goals; Mathew Seamark field goal) at Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby.
PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean 2. Oti Bland Tony 4. Edward Goma 5. Adex Wera 6. Israel Eliab (c) 7. Ase Boas 8. Henry Noki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Timothy Lomai 12. Kato Ottio 13. Adam Korave 14. Lawrence Tu'u 15. Atte Bina 16. Willie Minoga 17. Enock Maki 18. Thompson Teteh
Wynnum Manly Seagulls: 1. Patrick Templeman 2. Peter Gubb 3. Matthew Grieve 4. Mitchell Buckett 5. Greg Eden 6. Matt Smith 7. Mathew Seamark 9. Alehana Mara 10. Tim Natusch (c) 11. Aaron Rockley 12. Brendon Gibb 13. Mitchell Frei 14. John Te Reo 15. Jon Grieve 16. Stephen Coombe 17. Tanu Wulf 20. Brad Mana