Sport: Ipswich Jets keen to end Hunters run

8:52 am on 8 August 2015

The Ipswich Jets are confident they can end the Papua New Guinea Hunters' winning run in this afternoon's Queensland Cup rugby league clash.

The Hunters prevailed 40-28 when the teams last met two months ago and have climbed above the Jets into second on the competition ladder thanks to a 12-game unbeaten run.

Ipswich are fresh from the bye and co-coach Ben Walker says they've trained well and weren't even aware of the Hunters recent streak.

"We played them up there six or seven weeks ago and it was a really tough encounter but we're back home and looking forward to it. We've got a huge crowd expected so it should be a high quality game. We fancy ourselves against anyone - obviously they'll have some confidence but they'll also have some doubts: last time they came here we beat them fairly easily so that might be in the back of their minds more than us knowing they've won a few games in a row".

The Ipswich team will also feature a couple of familiar faces to PNG fans with Kumuls representative Rod Griffin and Richie Pandia among their squad.

The PNG Hunters are among the form teams in the Queensland Cup.

The PNG Hunters are among the form teams in the Queensland Cup. Photo: SP PNG Hunters