The players will break to celebrate Christmas and New Years with their families before returning on the 3rd January 2015 to prepare for their second season in the Intrust Super Cup competition.
The 2015 competition kicks of on the 7th March, in a new 14- ‐team format with the inclusion of the Townsville Blackhawks into the Intrust Super Cup. Each team will have an 11- ‐home and away draw with a “country round” featured. The SP PNG Hunters country round will be played in PNG giving them an additional home ground advantage in 2015.
The SP PNG Hunters made a memorable debut this year creating quite a stir, eventually missing out on a top- ‐five spot by a single point with many loyal fans hoping they can go one step further in season 2015 in a new 6- ‐team finals format.
The Club will only undertake one pre- ‐season trial against the Jets in Ipswich on Saturday 21st February.
The SP PNG Hunters will launch their season at a function in Port Moresby on Saturday February 28th ahead of the opening weekend of Intrust Super Cup action.
The majority of the squad from the inaugural season has been retained, with exciting 6’4”, 105kg, 20- ‐year old winger/centre Kato Ottio also added for the 2015 season.
Head Coach Michael Marum said he was excited about the upcoming season;
“We have a longer preparation than last year with a fairly settled squad who know what to expect. I’m excited about the new guys coming in and they have a chance to put their hands up to be included in our final squad for 2015. We will be working very hard in the 4- ‐week period and again from January to be fitter, stronger and faster than last year. There will certainly be plenty of competition for spots which is a healthy position as a club to be in.”
A 28- ‐member train on squad will take part in the off- ‐season camp with the squad to be trimmed at the completion of the camp:
Off- ‐season training camp squad is:
Atte Bina Wabo
Jay Jay Garison