Sport: PNG Hunters away to Ipswich in grand final qualifier

1:22 pm on 14 September 2015

The Papua New Guinea Hunters head back to Australia this weekend to take on the Ipswich Jets for a place in the Queensland Cup grand final.

The Hunters 17-match unbeaten streak was ended in Saturday night's major semi final away to the Townsville Blackhawks.

The minor premiers prevailed 26-12 to advance directly to grand final at Suncorp Stadium.

The Jets beat Easts Tigers 44-18 to set up a clash against the Hunters.

Despite finishing above Ipswich in the regular season the Hunters won't get to host a finals match.

Coach Michael Marum says he's not sure why that's the case but it's Queensland Rugby League's decision and his focus is on the team.

PNG prevailed 32-14 on their last trip to Ipswich and Marum says they're extremely motivated to bounce back from the weekend and earn a spot in the final.