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PNG Kumuls World Cup Squad Announced

Papua New Guinea have named an experienced World Cup squad, the bulk of which made up of the reigning Intrust Super Cup Champions, the PNG Hunters. David Mead retains the captaincy and will be assisted by Hunter’s superstar Ase Boas.

A break through season with the Sheffield Eagles, the new Castleford Tiger man Garry Lo earns a recall to the Kumuls alongside Cronulla’s James Segayaro, the PNG Hooker that switched allegiance to Australia but has put his hand up for PNG, who has also earned a recall. Adding onto the Squads NRL experienced players are Kurt Baptiste, Nene Macdonald and long time PNG hard man Paul Aiton from the Super League.

Heres the Kumul’s Squad

  1. Ase Boas (SP PNG Hunters)
  2. David Mead (Brisbane Broncos)
  3. Enock Maki (SP PNG Hunters)
  4. Garry Lo (Sheffield Eagles)
  5. James Segeyaro (Cronulla Sharks)
  6. Justin Olam (Melbourne Storm)
  7. Kato Ottio (Canberra Raiders)
  8. Kurt Baptiste (Canberra Raiders)
  9. Lachlan Lam (Sydney Roosters)
  10. Luke Page (Burleigh Bears)
  11. Moses Meninga (SP PNG Hunters)
  12. Nene MacDonald (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  13. Nixon Put (SP PNG Hunters)
  14. Paul Aiton (Catalan Dragons)
  15. Rhys Martin (Canterbury Bulldogs)
  16. Rod Griffin (Canterbury Bulldogs)
  17. Stanton Albert (SP PNG Hunters)
  18. Stargroth Amean (SP PNG Hunters)
  19. Thompson Teteh (Redcliffe Dolphins)
  20. Wartovo Puara Jnr (SP PNG Hunters)
  21. Wellington Albert (SP PNG Hunters)
  22. Watson Boas (SP PNG Hunters)
  23. Willie Minoga (SP PNG Hunters)

Coach: Michael Marum

The team leaves for Fiji next Wednesday October 11 for the Tri Nations series against Australia and Fiji at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on October 14.

World Cup Schedule

  • Wales October 28 National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, PNG
  • Ireland November 4 National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, PNG
  • USA November 12 National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, PNG
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