The big Southern Highlander made a return to Michael Marum’s starting pack in Sunday’s 26-24 win over a strong Mackay Cutters side in their Queensland Cup Round 7 clash at the Kalabond Oval in Kokopo.
“I’ve played lock before but I mostly play second-rower or prop,” Lomai said.
“I’m comfortable at lock. It’s good, I was just trying to do my job for Michael (Marum), especially in defence. The hit-ups were good but we just need to work harder on defence.”
Lomai played 50 minutes and was pleased with his effort, although the 22-year-old admitted ball handling was a problem.
“We need to improve in our ball-handling and tackling. Otherwise, I thought we played alright,” the Pangia man said.
On his teammates’ performance, Lomai singled out halfback Ate Bina Wabo for giving the side direction and keeping up the chatter in the ranks.
“Ate kept talking to us (forwards) throughout the match, giving us direction. I thought he had a good game and Roger (Laka) is great as well so we have a couple of tough halfbacks.”
Lomai returned from five weeks out with a groin injury and said he pulled through the match well with the only injury concern an ankle strain, which he said was not serious.
On the opposition, Lomai said he thought fellow Kumul squad member Tyson Martin had a strong game.
“Tyson led them well from the back-row. He had strong game for the Cutters.”
The Hunters head down to Brisbane for their Round 8 fixture against the Burleigh Bears on Saturday . The National