Kot to miss out on clash with Bears


June 16, 2021 - 328 views

SP PNG Hunters enforcer Benjamin Kot will miss this weekend’s Intrust Super Cups round 11 match against the Burleigh Bears.

Kot took an early plea on a grade-one careless high tackle charge from their 38-22 loss to second-placed North’s Devils last Saturday.

Emmanuel Waine has been elevated from the bench to take Kot’s place in the showpiece clash which will be played at Cbus Super Stadium as a curtain-raiser to the Gold Coast Titans and Manly Sea Eagles NRL match.

Mark Piti comes onto the bench while they have regained captain Ila Alu, who sustained a head injury.  The back rower has made good progress and is likely to be added to the starting lineup.

Fullback Norman Brown has not been named due to an ear-drum issue, thus his chance to regain his spot is still in limbo.

The Hunters hope to regain the winning spark that propelled them through a three-game streak earlier this season, leading into the Kokoda Cup match.

This will be the final match before a mid-season bye and the Hunters are hopeful that they can go a step further after rattling the Devils last weekend.

The Bears are in seventh place after falling to the Redcliffe Dolphins last week.

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