19 Mar 2016

Sport: PNG Hunters happy to be home

10:31 am on 19 March 2016

The Papua New Guinea Hunters are looking forward to a big turnout for their first home match of the season tonight against Tweed Heads in Port Moresby.

PNG Hunters players sign posters at their 2016 season launch.

PNG Hunters players sign posters at their 2016 season launch. Photo: SP Hunters

The club have shifted their base to the PNG capital after two years in Kokopo and will play their home matches at the newly renovated National Football Stadium.

The Hunters are one of just three unbeaten teams in the Queensland Cup after away wins against Souths Logan Magpies and Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the first two rounds.

Head coach Michael Marum said the whole team looks forward to playing in front of their home supporters.

"We know it's going to be a big game here against Tweed Heads in front of our home fans, 15,000."

They've watched two games on television and it just brings everyone together - people come along and enjoy the game and it's good to always go out and play in front of big big crowds at home and you know everyone is sitting out there supporting the team so yeah it's a different experience" he said.

Co-captain Adam Korave will make his first appearance of the season from the interchange bench.