The PNG Hunters scored first through Adam Korave. Two more tries to the Hunters had the 2014 Intrust Super Cup champions looking for answers trailing 16-0 in the final stanza of the first half.
Pride tried hard to break the PNG defence and a try close to halftime gave the Northern Pride some comfort as both sides headed for the dressing room with the scores at 16-4.
In the second half the Hunters well executed game plan and scored couple of tries through Israel Eliab, Thompson Teteh and David Lapua and lead 34 - 12 in the final quarter.
The Northern Pride however kept trying and crossed the line a number of times in the last quarter but it wasn’t enough and closed to gap at 44 - 24 at full time.
This is the only PNG Hunters trial game played this year so far before the 2015 Instrust Super Cup session begins next month.