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PNG Hunters thrash Townsville Blackhawks 42 - 4

The SP Papua New Guinea Hunters  thrashed Townsville Blackhawks 42 - 4  in round 12 of the Intrust Super Cup match at the National Football Stadium  this afternoon.  The Hunters
 also won the  inaugural Air Niugini Cup.

The Blackhawks wasted no time to register the first try through Carlin Anderson just after two minutes into the game. Conversion was unsuccessful and the visitors took the early lead 4 - 0.

The Hunters regrouped and replied with a try through  enforcer David Loko, who sliced through the defence to score under the posts. Conversion was successful and the home side took over the lead 6 - 4.  Hunters fullback Stargroth Amean  in a man-of-the-match performance dashed through the defence line and  scored the Hunters second try. Boas added the extras to further extend the lead to 12 - 4.

A penalty was awarded to the homeside and Boas shot a penalty to put the  lead at 14- 4. The Hunters put more pressure on the Blackhawks with set plays in attack and in defence. Amean crossed over for his second try. Another try from Willie Minoga put the homeside 26 - 4 lead at the break.

The second half began with complete dominance from the someside and kept the visitors scoreless. .

Amean crossed over for a  a hat trick  from a Boas kick.

It was a miserable afternoon for the Blackhawks, who were unable to stop the onslaught.

The Hunters scored two more times through Gahuna Silas in the 58th and then a special from Watson Boas who ran 50 metres to score five minutes out from full time.

Full time: PNG Hunters 42 beat Townsville Blackhawks 4

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