first_imgWith a competition that spans as much of Queensland as the Intrust Super Cup, any away trip is tough.  But none come much tougher than a game in Port Moresby to play the Hunters as South Logan Magpies will play the tough PNG side this evening at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.The Hunters haven’t lost in PNG at any ground since they were beaten by the Tigers in Round 17, 2014. Throw in the fanatical support, and it is a tough gig.PNG Hunters kept their home record intact with a much-needed win last weekend, after going winless since the PNG international side’s breakthrough win in the International week.Popular centre Thompson Teteh will play in his 50th Cup game this weekend and a big performance could see him equal a club record.He scored his third try of the season in last Sunday’s win over the Pride and now needs only two more to equal the club record of 30 held by Israel Eliab.Fellow centre in the Hunters line-up this weekend, Noel Zeming, brought up 400 competition points last week with three goals.While the home side will start favourites, with the Magpies having never won against their matches in their past five attempts, the visitors do have good form behind them.Undefeated in their past four games (two wins and two draws) – they will be bringing a strong side with them to the National Football Stadium.The return to the side of two big forwards from NRL duty in Herman Ese’ese and Joe Ofahengaue will offset the loss of experience of hooker Travis Waddell, who played with the Broncos last night.Coach Josh Hannay was full of positivity going into the match despite no team being able to down the Hunters at home this season.“We’ll be going with close to our best 17 players and I’d say the past four weeks has probably been our best month of football since I’ve been at the club,” he said.last_img

Magpies will play tough Hunters side this evening

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