Sport: PNG Hunters make changes for final away trip

11:15 am on 19 August 2015

The Papua New Guinea Hunters are bracing for one of their toughest trips away to face the Mackay Cutters this Saturday in the Queensland Cup.

The Hunters leave Kokopo for Port Moresby on Thursday before flying to Cairns, from where they will catch a 12-hour bus ride to Mackay.

Michael Marum's team extended their unbeaten run to 15 games at the weekend and following this weekend, will finish the season with two home games before a guaranteed week off at the start of the finals series.

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum.

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum. Photo: Supplied

Centre Noel Zeming is back in the starting line-up after being left out last week, while back-rower Nickson Borana gets a chance in the run-on side alongside Kato Ottio.

Atte Bina has been named to start at halfback with Ase Boas rested and Roger Laka included on the bench to share the responsibilities.

Full squad:

1. Stargroth Amean

2. Oti Bland Tony

3. Noel Zeming

4. Thompson Teteh

5. Adex Wera

6. Israel Eliab (c)

7. Atte Bina

8. Henry Wan

9. Wartovo Puara

10. Esau Siune

11. Nickson Borana

12. Kato Ottio

13. Timothy Lomai


14. Lawrence Tu'u

15. Roger Laka

16. Willie Minoga

17. Edward Goma

18. Warren Glare

19. David Lapua

20. Enock Maki (three to be omitted)