Sport: Nine debutants named for PNG Hunters season opener

12:13 pm on 4 March 2015

The Papua New Guinea Hunters have named nine debutants in their 18 man squad to take on the South's Logan Magpies in Brisbane in Sunday's Queensland Cup rugby league season opener.

The new faces take their place after strong performances in the trial victory against the Northern Pride on Friday.

The debutants include Kumuls World Cup players Enock Maki and Ase Boas, and captain of the Commonwealth Nines winning PNG Under 19 team, Warren Glare.

Lawrence Tu'u is suspended and will miss the first six weeks of competition after being cited for a Grade 3 dangerous throw against the Pride.

Sebastian Pandia, Adex Wera, Noel Zeming and Timothy Lomai were all unavailable with injury.

Full squad:

1. Stargroth Amean

2. David Lapua

3. Thompson Teteh

4. Kato Ottio

5. Edward Goma

6. Israel Eliab (c)

7. Roger Laka

8. Enock Maki

9. Wartovo Puara

10. Henry Noki

11. Willie Minoga

12. Brandy Peter

13. Adam Korave


14. Ase Boas

15. Esau Siune

16. Atte Bina

17. Oti Bland Tony

18. Warren Glare

The Papua New Guinea Hunters kick off their second Queensland Cup rugby league season tomorrow, on the road against the Souths Logan Magpies

PNG Hunters will be hoping to repeat their victory over the Northern Pride in pre-season. Photo: SP PNG Hunters