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The PNG Hunters have some stars of their past returning to the club, headlined by former Intrust Super Cup Five-Eighth of the Year winner Israel Eliab.

The electric half has spent the last year in the United Kingdom with the London Broncos. He is joined on the list of returning players by the Wellington brothers Albert and Stanton, who spent time with the Penrith Panthers Under 20 side last season.

However, there are a number of big losses to the squad including rising star Justin Olam who has signed with the Melbourne Storm, while co-captain Noel Zeming has withdrawn from the squad due to his employment.

Thompson Teteh is another player who is leaving the Hunters, but he will remain in the Intrust Super Cup after signing with Australia-based club Redcliffe.

PNG Hunters Gains and Losses


Albert Wellington (Penrith Under 20), Stanton Albert (Penrith Under 20), Willie Minoga (Townsville Blackhawks), Israel Eliab (London Broncos), David Loko (Lae Snacks Tigers), Moses Meninga (Hagen Eagles), Wawa Paul (Enga Mioks), Junior Rop (Lae Snacks Tigers)


Noel Zeming (work commitments), Thompson Teteh (Redcliffe Dolphins), Justin Olam (Melbourne Storm NRL), Adam Korave (released), Warren Glare (released), Brandy Peter (released)

Where they finished in 2016: 4th on the ladder (eliminated Week 1 on the finals) 

2017 coach: Michael Marum

2017 CEO: To be announced

This is the final of the Gains and Losses for 2017 feature stories on the Intrust Super Cup clubs. However, will update all the player movement details in the new year – so stay tuned!  

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