Discussion in 'QRL Competitions' started by expansionist, Sep 3, 2017.
Fantastic game, great for the sport.
Rugby League is the greatest game on Earth.
Pretty exciting game, and all the errors added to it.
I'm happy PNG won but not 100% convinced they had control of the ball when grounding the winning try.
Good result for the game I reckon.
Game killing storm tactics turned it into a dour match.
Good to see the good guys win and rugby league shine.
No Qld teams in the state championship next week
No NSW teams in the NRL Grand final.
QLD just doesn’t get RL.
Low quality game with a fabulous finish.
Much like the 2004 Burleigh v Easts GF.
Never heard as loud a roar as when PNG firstly scored, then secondly had it confirmed and thirdly converted to win the game. Like a wall of sound in the grandstand
Great finish but really sloppy match.
I didn't think the Hunters would get the winning try after pretty much coughing up the ball every time they went on the attack. Sunshine Coast had their opportunities to put away the game but couldn't do so.
The roar at the ground was certainly deafening after the Minoga try was given. Grats to all the happy PNG supporters out there.
Always a bonus to see your team winning as well with Reddy giving Norfs a 56-18 hiding in Colts to add a second title to the U20 statewide one they won earlier on in the year.
Yep agree with all. The atmosphere was good, and while it was a really really really sloppy game it was an exciting game.
I was at an end so couldnt see the 10 metres, but it seemed like both teams were up super fast and both teams seemed to play a compressed defence..
Sunny coast went around PNG twice in the first set of the game!
PNG just looked hopeless in attack.. the halves seemed to offer nothing... Gee I hope PNG go better in the RLWC
Anyone know when you can track down highlights from the game?
It was awesome to see the refs have the balls to penalise Sunny Coast for being blatantly offside when the game was on the line.
Pretty sure they replay the Q Cup games on Foxtel at some stage during the week.
Highlights are on QRL website
There isn't a Match day thread anywhere for the State Cup this weekend so will just post this here;
Hunters won't let Country and Queensland down.
September 28, 2017
When Michael Marum talks about what Sunday’s Intrust Super Championship means to the SP Hunters, it’s not just another chance to win for their country, but also for their state.
Marum’s team made history over the weekend, when they claimed their first Intrust Super Cup premiership.
Now on Sunday they will represent the entire competition as they come up against the winners of the NSW competition, the Penrith Panthers.
For Marum, this means that for at least one day, the Hunters will be Queenslanders.
“We now represent the country and Queensland,” he said.
“We won’t let our country and our state down in Sydney. It’s important to us because now we can prove that our competition is tougher than NSW.”
Given how much Papua New Guineans love rugby league, it is hardly a surprise the Hunters are thriving on the chance to represent the
Their victory song is the same “aye aye yippee yippee aye” tune made famous by the Maroons on the Origin stage.
After their stunning, last-minute 12-10 victory over the Sunshine Coast Falcons at Suncorp Stadium last Sunday, skipper Ase Boas said that the team knew they had to fight until the dying seconds because “that’s what this ground is about”.
It’s clear they are proud to be in the Queensland competition. And in return they hope plenty of Queenslanders rally around them on Sunday.
With their match the curtain-raiser to the NRL grand final, there will no doubt be plenty of Cowboys and Storm fans in the crowd and Channel 9 commentator Scott Sattler said everyone needed to get behind the Hunters.
A former Maroons player himself, Sattler said what the Hunters did against the Falcons was “Origin-like”.
“It’s fair to say if you broke the game down and looked at them from a statistical point of view, it wasn’t a great game to watch and it was one of their worst performances of the year,” Sattler said of the Hunters.
“But the emotional attachment to the game, that second half, the way it finished … everyone forgets the standard of the game.
“What they did, it was Origin-like. They shouldn’t have been in the game but they were, purely based on their ability to never give up. They stayed in the game based on pure resilience and toughness.”
After they played in front of a record 11,260-strong crowd last Sunday, Sattler said he thinks the Hunters will have plenty of support again at ANZ Stadium.
“It’s the perfect scenario for every Queenslander,” he said.
“They have the Cowboys or Storm … now they’ve got the PNG Hunters side.
“Even though they’re representing their country, they have also won the hearts and minds of all Intrust Super Cup fans. This team has captivated the whole state … this team has an emotional attachment to every Queensland fan.”
Hunters V Penrith Panthers 2.40pm Sunday (QLD time) at ANZ Stadium, Live on Channel 9
Hunters: 1. Stargroth Amean, 22. Wawa Paul, 3. Bland Abavu, 4. Adex Wera, 5. Butler Morris, 6. Ase Boas (c), 7. Watson Boas, 8. Wellington Albert, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Stanton Albert, 11. David Loko, 12. Nixon Putt, 13. Moses Meninga, 14. Rahdly Brawa, 15. Willie Minoga, 16. Enock Maki, 17. Brandy Peter, 18. Esau Siune. Coach: Michael Marum
Panthers: 1. Mason Cerruto, 2. Maika Sivo, 3. Jed Cartwright, 4. Tony Satini, 5. Christian Crichton, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Darren Nicholls (c), 8. Moses Leota, 9. Mitch Rein, 10. Sitaleki Akauola, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Kaide Ellis, 13. Sione Katoa, 14. Tom Eisenhuth, 15. Corey Waddell, 16. Nick Lui-Toso, 17. Jack Hetherington, 18. Lachlan Stein, 19. Oliver Clark. Coach: Garth Brennan
Foxtel should show the more QLD Cup than just the one replay on a Wednesday afternoon.
Weak as piss.
Should of had the final in PNG.
Loved every minute of it. The errors just added to the tension.
The Hunters will need to cut out the dropped balls this weekend or else the Panthers will cut them up.
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