PNG men must be taken ‘ head
Kierran Moseley Jordan Kenworthy Sione Lousi Kieran Quabba Enock Maki Moses Meninga Rahdly Brawa Karo Kauna Jr. THE ultimate test of the Townsville Blackhawks’ finals credentials will be held today when the PNG Hunters fly into town.
The Queensland Cup showdown at Jack Manski Oval is the last game the Blackhawks play at home before the finals in a fortnight. As Blackhawks coach Kristian Woolf ( pictured) puts it, if the Blackhawks are “fair dinkum” they must face the Hunters head on.
T h e y will probably have to do it w i t h o u t five- eighth Kyle Laybutt, who t r a v e l l e d with the Cowboys yesterday in the wake of Te- Maire Martin’s withdrawal from tonight’s NRL game against Penrith, meaning Sam Foster is likely to start for the Blackhawks at No. 6.
The Hunters rolled the Blackhawks 42- 4 in Port Moresby earlier this year, the culmination of a rough patch of form. But the loss had a rousing effect on the Blackhawks, who won their next six games.
The Hunters are still a big hurdle, given their irrepressible run of form which continued last week with a 20- 4 win over the Ipswich Jets.
From star fullback Stargroth Amean, the gun halves pairing of Ase and Watson Boas, to the pure muscle that is
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