02 Apr 2019

KAWAGE IN STARTING SIDE, TEME AND OII SET TO DEBUT

Woods Kawage has been named in the starting line- up for this Saturday’s Round 5 ‘Red Sox’ Intrust Super Cup clash against Norths Devils in Brisbane. Also returning to the side is Brendon Gotuno who was on a ‘train and trial’ stint with Penrith Panthers in NSW.

Jerry Teme and Jack Oii become Hunters Nos. 78 and 79 respectively when they run on from the bench.  

Joe Joshua, McKenzie Yei and Junior Rop have been recalled to the side. 

Ruled out due to injuries are Captain Adex Wera (hip), Vice- Captain Moses Meninga (ankle) and Wawa Paul (ankle).

The 20-man squad is:

1. Joe JOSHUA

2. Junior RAU

3. Shane HARO

4. Brendon NIMA

5. Brendon GOTUNO

6. Justin YOKA

7. Ase BOAS

8. Baundo ABA

 9. Woods KAWAGE

10. Dilbert ISAAC

11. McKenzie YEI

12. Epel KAPINIAS

13. Junior ROP Interchange

14. Jerry TEME

15. Jack Oii

16. Kevin APPO

17. Enock MAKI

18. Joe FRANK

19. Bland ABAVU

 20. Charlie SIMON

Coach Michael Marum will name the stand-in captain and final 18 man travelling team on Thursday.

The SP Hunters travel to Brisbane on Friday and take on Norths Devils in the Round 5 ‘Red Sox’ ISC game on Saturday April 6, 2019 at 6.00pm at Bishop Park.

They return to Port Moresby on Sunday.

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