But the coach Michael Marum will be worried about his side clocking off in the second half, after taking a commanding 28-6 lead at the break.
The Hunters were on fire during the opening 30 minutes of the first half, scoring five unanswered tries before the home side broke the deadlock.
Brandy Peter’s season is going from strength to strength, with the second-rower scoring the first try off a short ball from hooker Wartovo Puara in the 5th minute as Noel Zeming converted for a 6-0 lead.
Puara was at it again six minutes later, this time putting halfback Ase Boas in open space and the play-maker crossed for the second try.
Zeming added the extras and Marum will have been pleased with the 12-0 start but his men were not finished yet.
The SP-sponsored side enjoyed a lion’s share of the ball, good field position and made the most of it, with winger Adex Wera dotting down for the Hunters’ third four-pointer.
Zeming missed the conversion but his side still held an imposing 16-0 after 21 minutes of football.
Poor front-on defence by the Devils saw Peter break the line before off-loading to a supporting Israel Eliab, who out-paced the cover defence to score under the uprights.
Zeming slotted the goal and a thrashing was on the cards at 22-0.
The Hunters continued their surge in the final 10 minutes of the half and centre Thompson Teteh cashed in on some weak goal line defence to get his side out to a 28-0 lead before the halftime break.
Just before the siren, the home side’s attack clicked into gear after several errors by the visitors inside their 20m line saw Devils’ centre Joel Bailey scoring a try which was converted by Kainga Turner to leave the scores at 28-6.
The second half saw improvement from the Brisbane boys with back-to-back tries to fullback Ryan Millard in the opening minutes of play.
Turner managed to convert one but the Devils were back in the contest trailing 28-16.
The game turned into an arm-wrestle as both sides restricted their plays to the middle third. It was not until the 75th minute that Hunters winger Bland Abavu put the game beyond doubt, with a try out wide which Zeming converted for the 34-16 scoreline. Norths Devils 16 (Joel Bailey, Ryan Millard 2 tries; Kainga Turner 2 goals) PNG Hunters 34 (Brandy Peter, Ase Boas, Adex Wera, Israel Eliab, Thompson Teteh, Bland Abavu tries; Noel Zeming 5 goals.) . The National