THE PNG Hunters were held scoreless for the second successive game this season, which is unprecedented and a new low for the team.
Hunters fans braved the rainy Sunday afternoon to watch the game at home against the Northern Pride then went home disappointed.
The halfs and the hooker failed to coordinate the setplay despite the forward pack working hard to set the platform.
Drop balls, penalty counts and missed tackles proved costly as Northern Pride scored 24 points and kept the PNG Hunters scoreless.
In this new age of professional rugby league, the halfs and hooker form the spine of the attack.
The Queensland Intrust Super Cup is an elite competition, and there is no room for repetitive lackluster performance by the halfs and the hooker, whose on field decisions on crucial moments proved costly.
A key aspect of the playmaker’s role is to organise and execute the attacking strategy while simultaneously reading the opposition defensive structure quickly and making crucial decisions.
Essentially, being a playmaker demands patience, awareness, selflessness and special skills.
The PNG Hunters players are professionals, but the team needs intelligent playmakers to lead the team around the field and help instill confidence, self-belief, pride and trust, qualities that can help them score tries and win games.
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