Cutters say they can do better

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The National, Thursday 06th of March, 2014

DEFENDING premiers Mackay Cutters will look to take their best game with them when they create history in Papua New Guinea this Saturday.
The defending Intrust Super Cup premiers were outplayed by last season’s grand final opponents Easts Tigers 40-12 in the opening round on the weekend, when new team PNG Hunters impressed with a 24-18 win over Redcliffe Dolphins.
The Cutters will become the first Intrust Super Cup team to travel to Kokopo, East New Britain, in PNG’s north-east corner for the match.
“Definitely, this is going to be a challenge,” lock Dan Beasley said after watching the televised coverage of the Hunters first match.
“We’ll have to take our best game up there. They’ve got a lot of strength in their pack, they all seem to be big and strong.”
Beasley came off the bench to inject some much-needed fire to the Cutters against Easts Tigers, and coach Kim Williams picked him out as the best on the night.
“There is no excuse for a loss like that,” Beasley said.
“But it’s the start of the season and we can bounce back from that one.”