Hostplus Cup Round 16 preview

By Colleen Edwards (QRL content producer)

Round 16 of the Hostplus Cup is ‘Activate! Queensland’ Country Week – one of the most popular rounds in the competition.

Many clubs already have representatives out-and-about in their community regions, helping share the love of rugby league.

This weekend, the round will feature a ‘super Saturday’ of on-field action, with six games on the card, while Sunday’s feature match of the round will be between Norths Devils and Burleigh Bears and can be viewed live and free.

Here is your Round 16 ‘stats pack’ with all of the numbers you need to know for this weekend’s games, courtesy of Brad Tallon.

Hostplus Cup Round 16

Head-to-head: Tigers 6, PNG Hunters 3, drawn 2
Hashtags: #HostplusCup #TIGESvPNG

  • This is the first time Hostplus Cup action will hit Cunnamulla
  • The Tigers had into this game in good form and have won their past two matches – last week stealing a late win from the desperate Magpies
  • This weekend, Tigers coach Jon Buchanan is aiming to claim his 100th win in his 199th game
  • There are more milestones to celebrate for the Tigers, with winger BJ Aufaga Toomaga (formerly with Central Queensland and Sunshine Coast Falcons) set to feature in his 50th Cup game
  • It is also set to be the 50th Cup game for PNG Hunters back Brandon Nima  (pictured below) who has played all his matches with the club
  • The side need his experience this week, with co-captain Keven Appo, Junior Rop and Rodrick Tai all charged and set to be suspended for this match

Read the whole round preview here

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