The performance of the SP PNG Hunters this season in the Queensland Intrust Super Cup has impressed NRL legend Andrew Johns.
Johns is currently in the country to launch Pacific Assurance Group’s new medical insurance scheme along with Gorden Tallis and David Mead.
The NRL legend said he is impressed with the team’s performance this season and their training regime.
Johns said the players are full time professionals as they live in the training camp all season and no other club in the world does that.
“Who knows where the Hunters can get to in the years to come, probably in 20 years time they may be an NRL team.
“We need more players coming through from the Hunters program and making it through to NRL because they’re built for the game, very aggressive and fit players,” Johns said.
He said Hunters have learnt a lot from the experience despite their tiring traveling schedule and have done exceptionally well.
“I have no doubt that the next five to ten years they would win a premiership. They play a brand of football which is unique, they are not over coached and they have a flare, its pure rugby league,” he said. PNGLoop
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Downer Rugby League 9s World Cup
- PNG Kumuls 0 Australia 26
- PNG Kumuls 18 New Zealand Kiwis 18
- PNG Kumuls 23 USA Tomahawks 10
Pacific Test Results
201 9 - PNG Kumuls 28 Great Britain Lions 10
2019 - Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 20
2019 - PNG Kumls 6 Samoa 24
2018 - PNG Kumuls 26 Fiji Bati 14
2017 - PNG Kumuls 32 Cook Islands 22
2016 - PNG Kumuls 24 Fiji Bati 22
2015- Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 22
World Cup Results
Round 1 : PNG Kumuls 50 Wales 6
Round 2: PNG Kumuls 14 Ireland 6
Round 3 PNG Kumuls 64 USA 0
Quarter Finals : PNG Kumuls 6 England 36