Hunters aiming to lift


THE SP Hunters have committed to making improvements to enhance their on-field performances when they resume their campaign from a bye in the Hostplus Cup, Queensland.
Sitting 12th in the 14-team competition, coach Matthew Church’s men have so far won just one of their first five matches.
That win came against hosts Mackay Cutters in round one at BB Print Stadium in March.
They have so far averaged 10 points a game, and possess a completion rate of just under 70 per cent.
As part of a regular review of the Hunters’ progress, Hunters chairman Stan Joyce and director Jeremy Edwards met with chief executive Scott Barker and Church to discuss the team’s performance.
It was also an opportunity to ensure the club’s long-term strategic plan remained on track and that agreed targets were being met.
The meeting acknowledged that this season’s results had not met the expectations of the club, which tasted premiership success in 2017.
However, the meeting agreed that the club would continue working hard towards its long-term goal of sustained success for the Hunters in Australia’s second-tier rugby league competition.
Meanwhile, the South Pacific Brewery-sponsored Hunters will face reigning champions Norths Devils, who occupy third spot, at Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba, on Saturday (3pm kick-off).