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PNG Hunters appoint head coach for 2024 in shape of former NRL and Super League star

Former NRL and Super League star Paul Aiton has been appointed as the head coach of Queensland Cup side PNG Hunters for 2024.

The 38-year-old has recently been working alongside Papua New Guinea head coach Justin Holbrook in the Kumuls’ success in the Pacific Bowl.

Aiton, a former Kumuls captain, made more than 250 career appearances in the NRL and Super League for Penrith Panthers, Cronulla Sharks, Wakefield Trinity, Leeds Rhinos and Catalans Dragons.

The Mount Hagen-born hooker won 16 caps for Papua New Guinea on the international stage, representing his country in three World Cups in 2008, 2013 and 2017.

Aiton will now oversee the next generation of PNG players progress through the ranks at the Hunters, with the ultimate aim of playing in the NRL and Super League as well as representing their country internationally.

PNG Hunters chairman Stan Joyce said: “I am excited to see one of PNG’s finest rugby league products take the helm at the Hunters and help more of our young…

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