Players told to stay focused

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

PAPUA New Guinea Hunters Coach Michael Marum says a media ban has been imposed on his squad.
Marum was responding to queries yesterday on the players during their week off.
The 43-year-old however gave a brief run down on the injured men on his roster as well as explaining why some had not been available for games.
The Hunters are on a bye after their Round 17 win over the Tweed Head Seagulls at Piggabeen Sports Oval, Tweed Heads, NSW,  last weekend.
Marum talked to The National yesterday and said that he had instructed all players not to talk to any media during their break period.
He said Stargroth Amean was fit to play but had to attend to a personal matter involving his family.
Marum said Amean was sorting out his situation and the club had given him time to do that.
“He is fixing some minor domestic issues with his family,” Marum said.
“We expect Star back soon to begin training for our next game against the Redcliffe Dolphins in Brisbane next week.” The Hunters  squad return to training on Sunday with Marum expected to name his team for the Redcliffe game on Tuesday.
The Hunters beat the Dolphins 22-18 in Round 9.
On the Hunters injured list and unlikely to play in the Round 19 fixture are co-captain Noel Zeming (thumb) and prop Enock Maki (sternum) while back-rower Nickson Borana (knee) and winger Philemon Kimisive (knee) are expected to be available for selection after spending the last three weeks recovering from their injuries.