05 Mar 2019

FIVE TO DEBUT IN 2019 ISC SEASON OPENER

Five debutants have been named in the 2019 Intrust Super Cup Round one season opener against Tweed Heads Seagulls in Brisbane this weekend.

Joe Joshua becomes Hunter No. 67, Brendon Nima (68), Gairo Kapana (69), Daniel Tapol (70) and Junior Rop (71) have been named in the starting line-up while on the extended bench are Nicky Hasu and Joe Frank who become Hunters 72 and 73 respectively if named in the final 18 man travelling team.

Adex Wera will lead the side for the first time and will be playing his 101st ISC game for the SP Hunters.

Junior Rau will sit out this game after the QRL Judiciary handed out a one match suspension for a dangerous throw in the final Round 24 game against CQ Capras last season. Woods Kawage and Shane Haro were unfortunate to miss out due to injuries sustained in the Tri- oppose sessions against Central Dabaris and Gulf Isou two weeks ago.

The 20 man squad is:

1. Joe JOSHUA
2. Brendon NIMA
3. Bland ABAVU
4. Adex WERA – Captain
5. Gairo KAPANA
6. Charlie SIMON
7. William MONE
8. Moses MENINGA
9. Patrick MOREA
10. Enock MAKI
11. Ila ALU
12. Daniel TAPOL
13. Junior ROP
Interchange
14. Nick HASU
15. Butler MORRIS
16. Dilbert ISAAC
17. McKenzie YEI
18. Wawa PAUL
19. Stanton ALBERT
20. Joe FRANK
(Two to be omitted)

Coach Michael Marum will finalise the 18 man team on Thursday. They travel to Brisbane on Friday March 8. The Captains Run will be held on Saturday and the game against Tweed Heads Seagulls kicks off at 2.05pm on Sunday March 10, 2019 at Piggabeen Sports Complex. The game will be televised ‘live’ on TV Wan+.

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