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The PNG Hunters travel to Piggabeen this weekend and will return to the scene of their biggest ever loss – a heavy 64-28 defeat back in 2014. That was the only time Tweed Heads have managed to defeat the Hunters in five encounters – however, the Seagulls came incredibly close to an upset back in Round 3 at the National Football Stadium, with only a late Noel Zeming conversion the difference. Tweed have had their own struggles on the field this season and have lost their past three home games. 

 In recent weeks, the PNG Hunters have returned to their ‘bad old days’ in the competition where they struggled to win away from home. They rectified that last year – but this year they have again found it hard to defeat teams in Australian and have lost their past four away games. Although he was named by coach Aaron Zimmerle to line up in the centres earlier in the week; Karl Lawton has made the trip to New Zealand with the Titans and will make his NRL debut in the game against the Warriors. Lawton follows in the footsteps of his older brother Kane, and makes them the first brothers to play NRL for the Titans.

Tweed Heads Seagulls

1. Shannon Walker 5. Nathanael Barnes 4. Tevita Folau 3. Karl Lawton 2. Leva Li 6. Samuel Irwin 7. Michael Burgess 8. Oshae Tuiasau 9. Sam Meskell (c) 10. Ethan Price 11. Sam Saville (c) 12. Cory Blair 13. Jackson Clarke 14. Kierran Moseley 16. William Bugden 17. Mitchell Sharp 18. Kurt Bernard

Coach: Aaron Zimmerle 

PNG Hunters

1. Oti Tony (Bland Abavu) 2. William Aquila 3. Justin Olam 4. Thompson Teteh 5. Adex Wera 6. Ase Boas 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Edward Goma 12. Adam Korave (c) 13. Timothy Lomai 14. Warren Glare 15. Atte Bina 16. Brandy Peter 17. Butler Morris 18. Gahuna Silas 19. Benjamin Hetra

Coach: Michael Marum

Tweed Heads Seagulls v PNG Hunters
Piggabeen Sports on Sunday, July 3 – 2.05pm
Referee: Chris Anderson
Head-to-Head: PNG 4 Tweed 1
Twitter: #intrustsupercup #THSvPNG

Watch : Live stream 

source: qrl.com.au 

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