Forwards keen to lead Hunters into finals

They may not be the biggest pack in the competition, but Hunters forward combination of Warren Glare, Timothy Lomai, Brandy Peter and Benjamin Hetra can nonetheless cause problems for the opposition defences.

Glare will play in the backrow this weekend (a position that he usually played before switching to hooker) joining Lomai and Peter who have found good form.

The second rowers have been damaging for the Hunters, while Hetra provides the much-needed impact off the bench.

When asked about the elimination final game against Sunshine Coast Falcons coming up this Sunday, Glare said finals football was different from the normal rounds.

“The pace of the game will be fast and intense hopefully we forwards gonna lay the platform out there and make the backs work easy I guess,” he said.

“As a utility playing in different positions, I don't worry too much about the positions as long as I got brothers who's gonna be there for me during the 80 minutes.

“(Seeing guys) like Brandy Peter and Timothy Lomai … gaining metres and making tackles; it makes me wanna back them up and help them also.”

Last weekend, the Hunters forwards dominated the battle up front, with Peter leading the forwards with 12 hit ups and running 117m.

The Sunshine Coast Falcons they have a difficult task ahead to match the Hunters forward pack if they want to cause an upset – but they have named a talented line-up for this must-win match.

"It won’t be easy this weekend and (if we win this game,) the weeks ahead of us, it’s gonna be a mammoth task in all the games because it will be do-or-die games leading up to grand finals,” Lomai said.

“I can see lots of energy in the boys, they are excited to approach the finals so its gonna great.

“We just need to really rip into every game making it count. As an individual, my main priority leading up to the game is to stay fit and focused.

“I have heaps to put in as its the finals so I will lead from my edge.”

Hunters front row duo of Esau Siune and Enoch Maki have also been damaging and have been working well with their interchange forwards like Hetra and Edward Goma.

If they do defeat the Falcons this weekend, they will need to maintain their form in order to match other teams like Blackhawks and heavyweights Burleigh Bears and Redcliffe Dolphins.

  • The Hunters will host Sunshine Coast Falcons this Sunday at the National Football Stadium. Follow the scores at QRL Live: http://bit.ly/QRLLive