These are some of the interested achievements of PNG Hunters in their first season in the
Noel Zemming became the first ever PNG Hunters player to pass 100 points scored in a season – and he did it mostly coming of the bench. He scored 9 Tries and kicked 50 Conversions for a total of 136 For the season.
Garry Lo in his first season in the Intrust Super Cup took out the competitions top try scorer of the year award with 25 tries for the season, which included a 4 try haul against Souths Logan and the Northern Pride
The SP PNG Hunters had a winning season missing out on the final 5 by 1 point. The club had 14 wins, 1 draw, 2 byes and 9 losses.
The Hunters only lost 2 games at home all year – to Minor Premiers the Northern Pride and second placed Easts Tigers.
The only team the SP PNG hunters have not beaten in a regular season game is the Northern Pride (2 losses) & Easts Tigers (1 loss and 1 draw)
The Highest winning margin for the Hunters this year was 44 points against the Burleigh Bears in Round 21 at Kokopo
The most points scored in a game by the Hunters was 56 points against the Burleigh Bears in Round 21 at Kokopo
The Hunters were the 4th Highest point scoring team of the competition amassing 648 points at an average of 27 points scored per match.
The club in its first season has been nominated for a host of competition awards including:
Coach of the Year – Michael Marum
Top Try Scorer of the Year – Garry Lo
Rookie of the Year – Garry Lo
Player of the Year – Israel Eliab
People Choice Player of the Year – Willie Minoga
The club had two (2) players signed to NRL contracts in 2014 – Wellington Albert & Mark Mexico
The SP PNG Hunters travel the furtherest of any team in the competition clocking up 81,746 km per person during the season or a combined total of 1,961,904 km in total team travel this year.
The Hunters are the ONLY club whose players are full time professionals and live together in camp full-time
Roger Laka is the ONLY Hunters player to have played in every match for the club this year
The Hunters played the entire season with ONLY a 23 man roster – an incredible feat considering most clubs will use between 28 to 35 players in a season.
The Hunters are the cleanest playing team in the competition with only 2 players suspended this year Timothy Lomai (twice) & Dion Aiye (once)
The SP PNG Hunters are the ONLY team where all home and away matches during the season are televised nationally on free to air. In fact the Hunters and the NRL are the ONLY teams that have ALL home and away games televised nationally on free to air television in PNG, however the Hunters have a wider coverage through EMTV, Hitron and Channel 8 so we are unique in the world of rugby league.