In the first quarter of the game, both teams exchange huge hits in a physical game. The Hunters opened the score board through the enforcer, Adam Korave. Captain Zeming sent the ball between the uprights to put the home side in front with 6 – 0.
The visitors muscled up and sent former Kumul Rhys Martin to score next to the uprights. Mitchel converted the try and leveled the score 6 – 6 all.
Former Hunter, Willie Minoga bulldozed through the Hunters defence line to score for the visitors again . The conversion was successful and the visitors led 10 – 6 at half time.
In the second half, the game intensified with big hits but riddled with dropped balls as both teams showed strength in defence and attack. The Hunters kept the visitors scoreless in the second half. On the 65th minute, Hunters winger Justin Olam crashed over the corner that sent the 10 000 plus crowd into rapture. Zeming strayed the ball away and the score was leveled 10 - 10 all.
In the final 10 minutes, the visitors muscled up and threw everything and attacked the Hunters line but the Hunters held on with solid defence. An attempted field goal by Blackhawks hooker did not find the uprights and the Hunters got possession of the ball.
In the next play, the Hunters forwards ran hard and strong and took the ball to the visitors territory. Play maker, Ase Boas sent the ball between the posts for a field goal that showed first defeat for the Townsville Blackhawks. The Hunters won 11 – 10.
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