The 29-man squad was made public this afternoon at a press conference at the National Football Stadium by Hunters coach, Michael Marum.The new faces that make up the Hunters for this year’s campaign in the Intrust Super Cup competition are: Anderson Benford, Radley Bawa, Eddie Dafa, Junior Rop, Karo Kauna Jnr, Moses Meninga, Nixon Put, Wawa Paul and Wellington Albert.Marum says 14 players are continuing on from the 2016 season while the other six, including former captain Israel Eliab, Lawrence Tu’u and David Loko, are making their return to the side.”The PNG Rugby Football League board through chairman, Sandis Tsaka and Hunters chairman, Graham Osborne, have endorsed the squad,” said Marum.Marum finished by thanking the sponsors, including SP Brewery, Air Niugini, the National Gaming Control Board, PNG LNG, Trukai and the media for their continued support.”We will give it our best shot and hopefully go all the way,” said Marum.The Hunters squad for 2017:Adex Wera, Anderson Benford, Ase Boas, Bland Abavu, Radley Bawa, Butler Morris, David Loko, Eddie Dafa, Edward Goma, Enoch Maki, Esau Siune, Henry Wan, Ismael Balkawa, Israel Eliab, Junior Rop, Karo Kauna Jnr, Lawrence Tu’u, Moses Meninga, Nixon Put, Noel Joel, Sailas Gahuna, Stanton Albert, Stargroth Amean, Wartovo Puara, Watson Boas, Wawa Paul, Wellington Albert, William Aquila and Willie Minoga.Marum said the captain of the side will be named at the launch of the Hunters season at the end of this month.The Hunters will play one trial match against the Northern Pride in Cairns on February 18 before the season kicks off on the first week of March.
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Effort will not be a problem for Shaquille Riddick, the Arizona Cardinals fifth-round pick and the 158th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.“I go as hard as I can in everything I do,” Riddick told Bickley & Marotta Tuesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Last season at West Virgina, he finished the year with 27 stops, including 11 tackles for loss, including seven sacks — twice as many as the Mountaineers’ next best pass rusher. LISTEN: Shaq Riddick, Cardinals outside linebacker Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. The previous season at FCS-level Gardner-Webb, he amassed 8.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and 17 QB hurries en route to being an All-America selection at defensive end by eight different services. But it’s not just on the field where he’s experienced success, as he graduated high school with 70 college credits.“My parents and the family I grew up with always was academics first type of family,” said Riddick. “So I was into programs and into ideas that had given me better ways to forward my education at a faster pace.”Riddick attributes his successes to his upbringing.“I couldn’t have been raised any better than what I was, but I feel like that’s the reason I got this drive and ambition I have today,” he said.Though Riddick has excelled in academics and college athletics, now it’s time to prove himself in the NFL.But to do so, he will have to make the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker.“It’s a different position than what I played in college, but I’m athletic enough to do whatever they need me to do,” said Riddick. “Rushing the passer is rushing the passer, whether my hand is in the ground or I’m standing up on two feet. I have a knack to getting to the backfield. It will all end up being the same at the end of the day.” Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact