While many PNG Hunters players are still in action over the next few weeks as part of the Kumuls team to play the England Knights; the club’s official activities wrapped up in late August with their presentation evening.
The Hunters just missed out on the finals and a chance to defend their 2017 title - going down in to the Capras in their must-win final round game to relinquish their Top 6 spot to the Ipswich Jets.
However, it was still a strong season for the club who lost some experienced players and were struck by illness to their key playmaker and skipper Ase Boas.
Boas and his brother Watson – who are both heading off next season to UK club Featherstone Rovers - were also acknowledged on the night as departing players; and the Hunters will again have to work hard to overcome a loss of experience.
Both took home point-scoring awards on the night; while the Player of the Year award was claimed by impressive forward Nixon Putt.
The full list of PNG Hunters playing awards for this season are listed below:
Best Back – Junior Rau
Best Forward – Enock Maki
Best Defender – Moses Meninga
Top Points Scorer – Ase Boas
Top Try Scorer – Watson Boas
Chairman’s Bunara Award – Willie Minoga
Players Player of the Year – Radley Brawa
Rookie of The Year – Edene Gebbie
Coach’s Award- Dilbert Isaac
Clubman Award – Joe Bruno
Player of The Year (Stan Joyce Award) – Nixon Putt
First Hunter to play 100 Intrust Super Cup games - Wartovo Puara Jr
First Hunter to score 50 tries in the Intrust Super Cup - Adex Wera (>> QRL feature story)
First Hunter to score 400 points in the Intrust Super Cup - Ase Boas
100 games as Coach - Michael Marum
100 games as Head Trainer - Solomon Kuluniasi
More Intrust Super Cup club awards