Sport: PNG Hunters confident of extending winning run

3:28 pm on 3 June 2017

The Papua New Guinea Hunters are full of confidence as they look to extend their winning run to six matches in rugby league's Intrust Super Cup.

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum.

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum. Photo: RNZI / Melvin Levongo

The Hunters crushed Townsville 42-4 in Port Moresby last weekend to go one point clear at the top of the competition standings.

They're away to the Norths Devils on Sunday afternoon and head coach Michael Marum believes they can still get better.

"We work hard on our defence. I think we did well against Ipswich and also against the Blackhawks last Sunday," said Marum. "Still a lot of work (to do) - that second half I think we dropped too many balls there, didn't complete our sets properly but we will continue on improving from last weekend's performance."

Norths have lost five of their last seven matches but are the only team to beat the Hunters in PNG this season.

The Devils prevailed 32-18 in March but Marum is backing his side to even the ledger on Sunday.

"We've seen the video of the game we played here (in Port Moresby) and also of their game which they played last weekend, so our last three/four/five performances was a big improvement from our game compared to that game which we lost so if we can maintain that we go in there with no concerns that we can go in and beat them in front of their home turf, which we've done before in 2015," he said.

Meanwhile Sunday's game will also mark the 50th Hunters appearance for wing Bland Abavu.