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Albert out, Boas in for PNG Hunters

Papua New Guinea Hunters vice-captain Wellington Albert will miss this weekend's Round 16 Intrust Super Cup match against the Northern Pride in Cairns after being suspended for one match by the Queensland Rugby League judiciary.

Albert was cited for dangerous contact during Saturday's 14-10 home defeat against the Tweed Heads Seagulls in Port Moresby.

He's been replaced in the starting line-up by 20 year old front-rower Muka Peter Kulu, who made his debut off the bench at the weekend.

But in a big boost to the competition leaders, captain Ase Boas is back in the five eighth role after missing the Seagulls match through injury.

Hunter coach Michael Marum said Boas has come through two training sessions now and is looking good.

PNG have impressed on the road this season, winning six of their seven matches away from home, but Marum said Cairns is a place they've struggled, having not won at Barlow Park for four years.

The Hunters Team
1. Stargroth Amean 2. Bland Abavu 3. Israel Eliab 4. Adex Wera 5. Wawa Paul 6. Ase Boas (c) 7. Watson Boas 8. Muka Peter Kalu 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Nixon Putt 12. Rahdly Brawa 13. Stanton Albert 14. Silas Gahuna 15. Willie Minoga 16. Lawrence Tu'u 17. Brandy Peter 18. Karo Kauna Jr. 19. Butler Morris

Coach: Michael Marum

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