Papua New Guinea Hunters rugby league coach Michael Marum says his team has plenty to be proud of despite a disappointing end to the season.
The Hunters slumped to a 28-12 defeat against the Ipswich Jets on Sunday in the Queensland Cup preliminary final.
It was the second straight finals loss for the Hunters, who had gone 17-games without defeat in the regular season.
Michael Marum says it was a tough way to bow out but they still achieved a lot this season.
"There is a lot of things we probably achieved this year and that is a positive sign for the team as we [go forward]. We've got all those records now. It's going to be sad not to make it to the grand final but semi finalists -I think no one expected us to be that competitive in our second season so it's good. We played really good, terrific games this year and we hope to retain most of our players for 2016".
Michael Marum says the consistency of their performances has been one of the most pleasing aspects of the campaign and he's very hopeful of retaining most of the players for 2016.