25 Jun 2014

Sport: PNG Hunters make backline changes

10:31 am on 25 June 2014

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum has reshuffled his backline for this weekend's clash away to Queensland Cup leaders the Northern Pride in Cairns.

Dion Aiye starts at five eighth with captain Israel Eliab shifting to the centres to replace the injured Thompson Teteh.

Prop Willie Minoga also moves into the starting line-up, in place of Timothy Lomai, while Jason Tali has been included on the interchange bench, having signed from the Lae Snax Tigers at the start of the week.

The Hunters have slipped to sixth in the competition standings after back to back defeats while the Pride are on a six game winning streak.