Sport: PNG Hunters make winning start

12:29 pm on 7 March 2016

The Papua New Guinea Hunters made a winning start to the new Queensland Cup rugby league season, beating Souths Logan Magpies 36-18 at Davies Park.

The Hunters had never lost to their opponents and kept that record in tact, running in seven tries to four.

Wartovo Puara scored the opening try four minutes into his 50th Hunters appearance, while debutants Justin Olam and Benjamin Hetra, Adex Wera, Ase Boas, Henry Noki and Oti Tony also crossed in comprehensive performance.

The match also marked the first as captain for centre Noel Zeming, who passed a late fitness test on a troublesome knee.

PNG Hunters co-captain Noel Zeming.

PNG Hunters co-captain Noel Zeming. Photo: SP Hunters

The Hunters are away again this weekend at the Wynnum Manly Seagulls before their first home match at the new National Football Stadium in Port Moresby in week three.