2015 PNG Hunters season

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2015 PNG Hunters season
Queensland Cup Rank2nd
Team information
CEOReatau Rau
CoachMichael Marum
StadiumKalabond Oval
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The 2015 Intrust Super Cup was the PNG Hunters second season in the Queensland Cup.[1]

Season summary[edit]

For their second campaign the squad changed very little. The major losses were Garry Lo,David Loko and Joe Bruno who joined the coaching staff following his retirement. The main gains being Kato Ottio and Nickson Borana. The season began with the Hunters losing 3 of their opening 6 fixtures, but they then went on an unbeaten run of 17 games to the end of the regular season securing second place in the league, missing out on top spot by 1 point. Ipswich Jets ended their season in the preliminary final. Off the field Head Coach Michael Marum was voted coach of the year, and during the season CEO Brad Tassell was forced to resign.

2015 squad[edit]

PNG Hunters
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches

  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 14 December 2018
Source(s): [1]


Squad movement[edit]



Player Signed To Until End of Notes
Kato Ottio Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Sebastien Pandia Ipswich Colours.svg Ipswich Jets
Israel Eliab Broncoscolours.png London Broncos
Willie Minoga Ireland colours.svg Townsville Blackhawks


  1. ^ "PNG Hunters training camp squad". Queensland Rugby League. 19 November 2014.
  2. ^ "SP PNG HUNTERS ANNOUNCE 2015 SQUAD". Papua New Guinea Kumuls.
  3. ^ "Raiders sign Kato Ottio". Canberra Raiders website. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Pandia pair hunting former countrymen". Queensland Times. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ "PNG international joins London Broncos". London Broncos website. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Willie Minoga to join Townsville Blackhawks". PNG Facts. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2018.