PNG Hunters vs Tweed Heads Seagulls
Round 25 Piggabeen Oval, Tweed Heads.
Minor Premiers vs Wooden Spoon
A Lindon McGrady break and a great pass to the captain, Samuel Meskell, put Tweed in front 6 nil.
Tweed 6 v PNG 0
PNG struggling to complete sets of 6.
Tweed Heads cross the line again. Jayden Baker the try scorer. Lindon McGrady kicks his third for the day.
TweedHeads 18 v PNG Hunters 0
#PNGHunters Captain, Ase Boas, opens the account for them with a try & a conversion. Ase breaks 200 points for the season! #PNGHunters
Tweed Heads 18 v PNG Hunters 6
Stargroth Amean, they try scoring machine, picks the ball from a Boas kick, from Tweeds fullback to score.
#PNGHunters 12 v #TweedHeads 18
HALF TIME SCORE: PNG 12 V Tweed 18
HALF TIME COMMENTARY: Hunters need to work on completing sets of six and making a more concerted effort when attacking the line. They seem to be finding it difficult to break the Tweed defense.
Tristan Lumley scores for Tweed 4mins into the second half. Lindon McGrady makes it 4/4.
#TweedHeads 24 v #PNGHunters 12
PNGHunters have conceded 6 penalties to Tweed at crucial parts of the game. The last one costing them 2.
Wartovo Paura sells Tweed a great dummy and scurries across the line to score much needed points for the Hunters. Ase Boas kick is successful.
PNG Hunters 18 v Tweed 26
Five minutes left to play.
FULLTIME SCORE: Tweed Heads 26 v Hunters 18
FULL TIME COMMENTARY:
Too many penalties, too many incomplete sets cost the Hunters. Coach Mark Marum will need to fire up the boys this week in preparation for the final series.
Despite the match loss, the Hunters consoled themselves with the QRL 2017 Intrust Super Cup Minor Premiership series win. A major achievement for the competition’s relative newcomers.
Also congratulations to Ase Boas who is the first Hunters player to crack the 200 point mark.(202 points)!
Recently QLD PNG Rugby League associate Touch Football Association, Maganis Touch Football, journeyed to Port Moresby to take part in the 2017 PNG National Touch Football Championships.
Touch Football Papua New Guinea (TFPNG) were using the championship as a showcase of touch talent with the aim of selecting elite squad of 60 men and women in preparation for international events leading up to the 2019 World Cup to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Maganis performed brilliantly at the event and have had five players named in the elite TFPNG Touch Football World Cup squad. Congratulations to:
- Gem Walker
- Tahnee De La Cruz
- Shajuate Aila
- Angelena Watego and
- Aydhen Herd
Congratulations to you all on your incredible achievement. Maganis Touch Football and the QLD PNG Kokomos wish you every success on the international touch football stage!
QLD PNG Kokomos President, Tom Adamson (Right) doing an interview on 98.1 FM with Maureen Mopio-Jane and the President of the PNGFQI, Thomas Parun. Tom told listeners all about the QLD PNG Kokomos and the PNG Rugby League talent being developed here in QLD, the upcoming QLD PNG Kokomos Nines Carnival and QPICC.
The announcement of their elevation to the QLD Intrust Cup Club was made in March with Visa issues delaying their departure. With these issues now resolved Glare and Hetra can concentrate on making the most of this professional rugby league career development opportunity.
The key partnership between the QLD based Jets and the PNG based Wigmen, facilitated by their sponsor Kroton (a subsidiary of Kumul Petroleum Holdings) and the Marcus Bai Project, opens up additional pathways to PNG players to a professional rugby league career.
It is hoped that both players make the most of this opportunity and lead the way for others to follow.
QLD PNG Kokomos wish you both every success and we want to let you know that we will all be cheering you on as you further your professional rugby league careers!
Kokomos Representative, Anthony Seeto, has been impressing with his speed, with his new team. Seeto has been a long been a part of the Kokomos Men’s Open side, though missed out last year due to a broken arm. Not content to sit the representative season out, he coached the Logan Central 9s team in Kokomo 9s.