Speaking to QRL Media after his team played in the Intrust Super Championship – PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum said his players would learn from their experience.
The PNG Hunters were outplayed in the first half by the Penrith Panthers who recorded a strong win in the interstate challenge; but Marum said he was proud of the effort his players put in to make the game a contest in the second half.
The occasion and the big stage appeared to overwhelm the Hunters early which allowed a good Panthers side to run in seven first half tries.
However, the Hunters had the better of the second half, showing the big crowd a glimpse of what they can do.
Marum also spoke about what is coming up for himself and a number of his players, with the Rugby League World Cup kicking off later this month.
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