The PNG Hunters and East Tigers treated Wabag to a thrilling 38-38 draw to kick off the Intrust Super Cup Country Week round on Saturday afternoon.
In a high scoring encounter in front of a packed vocal crowd at Aipus Oval in the Engan provincial capital, the lead changed a number of times through the match.
Woods Kawage crossed over for the hunters in the 1st minute, with Tiger Jarrod McInally scoring 8 minutes in. 5 more tries were scored in the first half, with the Tigers leading 24-16 at the half time break.
Hunters were stronger in attack in the second half scoring 4 tries to Easts 2, however it was goal kicking that let the PNG team down in the end with Boas converting only 4 from 7 compared to Tigers 6 from 6.
Hunters ran in 7 tries compared to Easts 6, with the final score drawn at 38-all to conclude a high scoring encounter to kick start the ISC country round – a game that Hunter’s Engan fans will remember for a very long time.