Sport: PNG Hunters slap losing streak on the road

12:44 pm on 4 July 2016

The Papua New Guinea Hunters snapped a four match losing streak away from home in the Queensland Cup, thrashing the Tweed Heads Seagulls 40-10.

Tries to Justin Olam and Adex Wera gave the visitors a 10-4 lead at the break.

Sam Irwin darted over from dummy half to level the scores at 10-10 in the second half but the final 20 minutes belonged to the Hunters.

PNG Hunters winger Justin Olam.

Justin Olam was on the scoresheet for the Hunters. Photo: EMTV

Fullback Bland Abavu started the blitz on the hour mark, with Tuvi Lepa, Thompson Teteh, Butler Morris and a second to Abavu completing a dominant performance for the Hunters, with Ase Boas adding six goals.

PNG climb back up to third in the competition standings after Townsville were beaten at Souths Logan.

The Hunters are level with second-placed Redcliffe, who have played one less match, with the Burleigh Bears three points clear of the field on 27 points.

Michael Marum's side have the bye this weekend before another road match against Redcliffe at Dolphin Oval.