Burleigh Bears topple PNG Hunters in thrilling Anzac Day clash

The Burleigh Bears have reclaimed the Kokoda Cup after defeating the Papua New Guinea Hunters in a thrilling Anzac Day clash.

The Bears ran riot at Pizzey Park on Sunday, downing the Hunters 25 points to 18.

It was a much-needed win for Burleigh, with the Bears admitting they’ve had a slow start to the season.


“Considering the circumstances in today’s game, we really showed what we are capable of doing on the field,” Bears captain Luke Page said.

“Everyone played their own part and it’s good to see some reward from our hard work.”

Beau Fermor, who was dropped back from the Titans, showed what he’s capable of after starring for the Bears with an incredible hat-trick.

“Obviously when I come back from the Titans, I’m here as a Burleigh Bear, so it’s important that I play well for the Bears,” Fermor said.

“The Bears are so welcoming. You don’t feel like an outsider, which makes my job on the field a lot easier.”

Despite Fermor’s stellar performance, it was skipper Luke Page who took out player of the match thanks to his equally impressive display.

The Bears will now enjoy a week off before taking on the undefeated Devils in Round 6.