Sport: PNG Hunters begin finals push

11:34 am on 29 July 2017
PNG Hunters fullback Stargroth Amean.

PNG Hunters fullback Stargroth Amean. Photo: RNZI / Melvin Levongo

The Papua New Guinea Hunters have one eye on the playoffs as they look to lock up top spot in the Intrust Super Cup rugby league competition.

The Hunters were held to a 22-all draw by the Mackay Cutters in Port Moresby last weekend but still extended their lead to four points on the chasing pack, after nearest challengers Sunshine Coast slumped to a third defeat in five games.

Michael Marum's side have won seven of eight games on the road this season and pipped tomorrow's opponents, the Redcliffe Dolphins, by two points in their last clash back in April.

He says, with five rounds left in the regular season, now is the time to lift.

"Finals football is going to be a really totally different football game so this weekend is going to be another tough one against the Redcliffe Dolphins at their home park."

"It's the Channel Nine game on Sunday (live on TV) so we just have to turn up and play according to our gameplan and play like what we've been doing all throughout the season."

Meanwhile PNG Kumuls international and former Hunter Thompson Teteh is excited to be playing against his countrymen.

"I know it's going to be a tough one , the training here is been good so far, I just want to keep it simple as one of the normal game and turn up on Sunday ready to play," he said.