Israel Eliab was instrumental in the success of Hunters in the Intrust Super Cup in the last two years.
Former Hunters player, Gary Lo has also signed up with Sheffield Eagles.
Meanwhile, the Hunters Management team have announced 36 train-on squad for the 2016 Intrust Super Cup Season. It will be hard to replace Israel Eliab but the Hunters management is hoping to scout young players with talents to play for the Hunters.
The train-on squad that was announced are:
Train on Squad 2016:
2.Adam Korave-Port Moresby,
7.Stargroth Amean-Port Moresby,
15.Ase Boas- Rabaul,
16.Ate Bina Wabo-Lae,
17.Timothy Lomai-Port Moresby
New inclusions: 1.Konnie Bernard-Rabaul, 2.Justin Olam-Lae, 3.BJ Wanamis-Lae, 4. Rex Yallon-Lae, 5.Sailas Gahuna-Port Moresby, 6.Ismael Waine-Lae, 7.J Ragi-Rabaul, 8.P Kimiseve-Goroka, 9.Tuvi Lepan-Rabaul, 10.Bernard Lama-Lae, 11.Watson Boas-Rabaul, 12.Ishamel Balkawa-Lae, 13.Anderson Benford-Lae, 14.Gonzella Urakusie-Goroka, 15.Mafu Kalas-Lae, 16.Benjamin Hetra-Mendi, 17.Sam Maniat, 18.Leon Lati, 19.Enock Siune-Chimbu