SP vows Hunters support


NEWLY-appointed South Pacific Brewery managing director Ed Weggemans has assured that he will continue to support the SP Hunters despite the departure of his predecessor Stan Joyce.
Joyce was at the forefront of support for the Hunters, sticking solid with the side since their Intrust Super Cup debut season in 2014.
And despite coming off their worst season in which the Hunters had recorded just four wins, a draw and 18 losses, Weggemans said the company would continue to support the 2017 premiers.
Weggemans said he was warming to task set by Joyce as the Hunters look to redeem themselves in the 14-team competition.
“I have no illusions in following in the footsteps of Stan Joyce, who is an iconic figure here in Papua New Guinea,” he told the Hunters at their awards night in Port Moresby on Thursday.
“All I can promise you is that I will do my best for the SP Hunters.
“SP Brewery was there since 2014. We were there in 2017 when the SP Hunters won the Cup. We were there last year when the performances didn’t go as planned.
“We are not just ‘fair weather’ friends. We will be there next year and we commit that we will again be there for the next three years as one of the sponsors.
“We support the SP Hunters wholeheartedly and we will continue to do so in the near future.
“I will be expecting the Cup to be brought back to Port Moresby where it belong.”
Weggemans, who arrived in the country last month to take up his new post, said he was delighted to be part of the rich and proud culture of rugby league in the country.