The inclusion of PNG Hunters sees that that capacity at Redcliffe's Dolphin oval is likely to be stretched to its limit when the Hunters play their first historic clash in the Intrust Super Cup.
With the match to also be televised by Channel Nine, interest in how the newcomers will fare in their first season in sure to be high, both from footy fans and other Intrust Super Cup clubs eager to get a read on what the team from PNG will bring. It will mark the start of a significant new chapter in PNG rugby league history and a challenging proposition for new coach Troy Lindsay and the Dolphins host of new signings.
The PNG Hunters at Kalabond Oval in Kokopo. This is the base for the Hunters for at least the next two seasons while Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby undergoes a major upgrade and it will be left to defending premiers Mackay Cutters will be first to find out just what kind of welcome there.