Intrust Super Cup Round 25 Highlights - PNG Hunters V Burleigh Bears at Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby. 2.30pm Sunday August 30, 2015.
Match Report: PNG Hunters v Burleigh Bears
By QRL Media
The PNG Hunters finished their regular season on a high by posting a 44-24 win over the Burleigh Bears on Sunday.
Their try of the match came thanks to Esau Siune who pouched a ball that rebounded off the uprights to put the ball down for a lucky try.
Luck had nothing to do with their second however, with skipper Israel Eliab adding to his impressive try scoring tally this season soon after, beating two tacklers on his run to try line.
Rangy fullback Stargroth Amean was the next Hunter to score, reaching out his long arms near the right-hand touchline to give the home side their third four-pointer in a row.
However, the Bears hit back when some good lead-up work from halfback Ryley Jacks was rewarded with a try to Hayden Schwass.
The visitors were in again soon after thanks to late replacement on the wing Waka Wanahi to reduce the margin to six points.
But it was the Hunters who would have the final say of the half, with Adex Wera going over in the right-hand corner after a Thompson Teteh skilfully caught the ball behind him and passed to his winger for a 20-12 lead at halftime.
The Hunters continued their point-scoring flow in the second half, with firstly Zeming, Amean with his second from a brilliant bust and run and Teteh running through a gaping hole to hold a 38-12 lead.
The Bears though fought hard and were rewarded with two more tries; with Schwass picking up his second of the afternoon and his twin brother Daniel also getting on the board.
But it was the Hunters who had the final say of the afternoon, with skipper Eliab reaching out for one more try – his 22nd of the regular season.
PNG HUNTERS 44 (Stargoth Amean 2, Israel Eliab 2, Noel Zeming, Thompson Teteh, Adex Wera, Esau Siune tries; Noel Zeming 6 goals) def BURLEIGH BEARS 24 (Hayden Schwass 2, Waka Wanahai, Daniel Schwass tries; Kevin Gordon 4 goals) at Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby.
PNG Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean 2. Oti Bland Tony 3. Noel Zeming 4. Thompson Teteh 5. Adex Wera 6. Israel Eliab (c) 7. Ase Boas 8. Henry Noki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 12. Kato Ottio 13. Timothy Lomai 14. Warren Glare 15. Atte Bina 16. Willie Minoga 17. David Lapua 18. Nickson Borana
Burleigh Bears: 1. Talor Walters 2. Kevin Gordon 3. - 4. Connor Broadhurst 5. Waka Wanahi 6. Daniel Schwass 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jake Hughes 9. Tom Rowles 10. Pele Peletelese 11. Jamie Dowling 12. Hayden Schwass 13. Darren Griffiths (c) 14. Nafe Seluini 15. Sam Swift 16. Mitch Sharp 17. Tyler Sparkes