Sport: PNG Hunters not panicking after loss

11:23 am on 12 April 2017

The Papua New Guinea Hunters coach says there is no need to panic despite his side dropping a second Queensland Cup rugby league match in a month.

The Hunters were convincingly beaten 38-14 by the Sunshine Coast Falcons over the weekend, the loss came two weeks after a home defeat at the hands of the Norths Devils by a similar scoreline.

Michael Marum said he is disappointed by the last month's play but there is still a chance to turn things around.

"We dropped back down to seventh spot, that's just one spot out of the top six, but we can bounce back this week and work on our game and make sure we do all the simple things right and get out defence right again," Marum said.

"There's a lot of games still left to play."

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum.

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum. Photo: EMTV

However Marum, who also coaches the PNG national team, concedes it will take a lot of hard work and focus to get their campaign back on track.

He said the team had struggled with niggling injuries and consistency over the past month.

"A lot of the players are not consistent with their performances.

"One good game they play, one good week and then they back up with a bad game again afterwards," Marum said.

"That is one big thing that is affecting our performances. We have had some many rounds with inconsistent performances."

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The Hunters loss to the Falcons has pushed them down to seventh on the Queensland Cup table Photo: Hunters Nation Facebook

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