Bina was suspended last year for a lifting charge on Townsville fullback Jahrome Huges and he was cited by match officials for his tackle on Edwards in the 28th minute of the first half while Wera was rubbed out for a game as well for his part in the tackle.
Aside from the bans, coach Michael Marum has stuck with the line-up that beat the Magpies 36-18 last Sunday, with centre Justin Olam shifting to Wera’s wing spot and captain Noel Zeming returning to the left centre position for their round two fixture against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls at BMD Kougari Oval in Brisbane on Sunday.
Marum said Zeming, who withdrew from the Magpies game because a left knee problem, would be given until Friday to prove his fitness.
If Zeming is unable to pass the final fitness test, hooker Wartovo Puara Jr would lead the side again while 18th man Philemon Kimisive is expected to start on the wing, with Olam shifting back to centre.
Taking Bina’s spot in the No.7 jersey will be new recruit Watson Boas, which will see the Hunters first brother combination in the halves with Ase Boas at five-eighth.
Watson, who came on in the second half against Souths Logan, acquitted himself well to the first receiver role, taking over the kicking and directing play from older brother Ase.
Watson, 21, said he was happy to be reuniting with Ase, 24, as the pair had played together in their local club in Kokopo.
The younger Boas, who played for the PNG Prime Minister’s XIII last year, said it was the first time for him to compete in a higher level competition such as the Q-Cup but he felt comfortable, especially in his combination with brother Ase in the halves.
Backrowers Brandy Peter and Tuvi Lepan have been added onto Marum’s extended bench.
SP Hunters: Stargorth Amean, Bland Abavu, Noel Zeming, Thompson Teteh, Justin Olam, Ase Boas, Watson Boas, Henry Wan, Wartovo Puara Jr, Esau Siune, Nickson Borana, Warren Glare, Ishmael Balkawa; Res: Benjamin Hetra, Edward Goma, Tuvi Lepan, Brandy Peter, Philemon Kimisive.