The first trial match between the SP PNG Hunters and the Central Queensland Capras at the Santos National Football Stadium ended with the Capras defeating the Hunters.
This was the first home game for the Hunters since the start of the pandemic, which saw the Hunters having to base in Australia for the duration of the pandemic period.
The hunters were leading at halftime with 8 points to 4; however, the Capras fought back in the second half and scored 3 tries.
Benji Kot scored a try in the second half but the boys couldn’t manage to score any more tries so the they lost the match 12-20 to the CapraThe SP PNG Hunters coach Stanley Tepend said that the boys were really looking forward to the game yesterday.
“Even though it’s a trial game, we’ll go back and work on areas we need to before round 1.”
“I haven’t seen any of those injured players yet, so hopefully they are all minor.”
Coach Tepend said that they had to rest some of their players due to injury so they didn’t have a full-strength team.
He said now they will go back to training and preparing for the Hostplus Cup season to start in 2 weeks time.