The Panthers captain walked away from the 54-12 win with an impressive four try-assists and a set of sore ribs after this hit in the first half.With Darius Boyd waiting in the wings and Greg Inglis not playing this match, Moylan’s performance created some headaches for coach Mal Meninga.
Hunters ended four weeks of pre-season training and will be off for two weeks festive holiday.They will return to camp in Port Moresby in the first week of January to continue their pre-season training leading up to the start of the 2016 Queensland Intrust Cup season.Before they left, the players spent Saturday morning helping to feed hundreds of street kids in Port Moresby at the Street kids Christmas Feast event as part of their community initiative.They also had the opportunity to meet their young fans, take pictures with them and sign autographs on rugby league balls and Hunters merchandise.Assistant coach Nigel Hukula wished all the supporters and fans throughout the country a safe festive season on behalf of the Hunters Club management and players.“Remember that we all have a purpose so always be safe as tomorrow is another day but enjoy today and be blessed,” said Hukula.Hukula also thanked all the fans for the support throughout the year as they look forward to a new season.
Coach Margaret Aka says it was frustrating that they couldn’t get the win against Fiji because they led the game twice and really should have been able to hold them out.“Our defence has been a bit of a problem the last two games so that is something we worked on ahead of the game with New Caledonia.“New Caledonia brings plenty in attack, so limiting that will be vital,” Aka said.New Caledonia coach Matthieu Delcroix says defense is also their main focus against a fast and efficient Papua New Guinea attacking unit.“Their forward players are fast and the entire team transitions very well. We will need to watch out for their long ball,” said Delcroix.Delcroix added that PNG is an aggressive team with good technical players.“We have worked on our combination play, so we will see if that works against PNG,” Delcroix said.New Zealand plays Fiji in the first semifinal match today.
It will be a replay of the 2015 season grand final when the two rivals clash in game four of the Champions League at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae on Saturday.Both teams remain unbeaten in the Champions League after three rounds.Dwellers have beefed up confidence after thrashing Rapatona FC 5-0 in Port Moresby in game three last weekend.Hekari won’t have the home ground advantage but boasts the strength of players from the national team. Hekari dominates the 25 member national team with 12 players.These include Ismael Pole, Felix Komolong, Koriak Upaiga, David Muta, Wira Wama, Papalau Awele and Tommy Semmy.Dwellers will be banking on Ronald Warisan, Valentine Nelson, Japhet Tiampo, Michael Foster, Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba who have also scored a place in the national team.In Port Moresby, PKA Rapatona FC will take on Welgris Morobe United FC at Bisini Soccer Grounds.This match will be telecast live on EMTV. Both games kick off at 2pm.After six weeks of competition, the top team in this champion’s league will be the minor premier and scores a place in the TNSL 2015-2016 season grand final and also qualifies for the OFC Champions League.The third and fourth placing will not be played but the teams will be awarded the prize money as per the national league point’s ladder.