PNG men must be taken ‘ head

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - MICHAEL THOMP­SON

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

Car­lin An­der­son Paul Byrnes Jor­dan Drew Davin Cramp­ton Jonathon Reuben Sam Foster Michael Parker- Wal­she Fran­cis Molo An­thony Mitchell ( c) Oshae Tuiasau Blake Leary An­drew Niemoeller Daniel Beasley Star­groth Amean Bland Abavu Is­rael Eliab Wil­lie Minoga But­ler Morris Ase Boas ( c) Wat­son Boas Wellington Al­bert War­tovo Puara Brandy Peter David Loko Nixon Putt Stan­ton Al­bert

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