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PNG Hunters shutdown North Devils 38 - 22


A stunning come-back from behind performance gave the   PNG Hunters a dramatic 38-22 win over Norths Devils in round 7 Intrust Super Cup clash in Port Moresby a short while ago. 


The Norths Devils stunned the home crowd  with  three  quick tries  in the first quarter of the game to take the lead 16 - 0.

Backed by the cheering home crowd of 11 000, the Hunters regrouped and  scored through halfback Atte Bino. Captain Zeming  sent the ball between the uprights to trail 16 - 6.  In the next play, Hunters full back Adex Wera celebrated his 50 games with the Hunters  with a try   after a good backline ball movement . Zemings converted the try to reduce the margin to 16 - 12.  Hunters new boy, Benjamin Hetra leveled the score four minutes to half-time 16-16 and a conversion by Zeming resulted in Hunters taking the lead 18-16 at half time.


The home side opened the second half with a penalty kick to extend the lead to 20 - 16.  The visitors regrouped and came back firing scoring their fourth try to take over  the lead 22 - 20 . 

The Hunters replied with a try from sensational winger and crowd favourite Justin Olam . Zeming added the extras and the Hunters took over the lead 26 - 22 again. 

From that time on, the Hunters outplayed the Devils  in attack and in goal line defence. Thomson Teteh extended the lead 18 minutes to full-time with a 90-metre runaway try that game the Hunters comfortable lead at 30-22. Another try from Hunters through enforcer Adam  Korave took the lead  36-22.

The Hunters sealed the game with a penalty kick  five minutes into full time.

The Hunters won 38 - 22 on full time.

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