The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League ( PNGRFL) today have announced a 29 man train -on squad for the upcoming Pacific Test Match against the Fiji Batis . The squad will be reduced to a final 18 man squad on Sunday 26th April . The squad was put together by PNGRFL Selectors , Kumuls Coach Mal Meninga and Assistant Michael Marum.
The squad is made up of players from the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Intrust Super Cup. UK based PNG players were not named in the team announced today.
Should PNG beat Fiji in this test match they will host the winner of Samoa vs Tonga in PNG on October 25.
PNG PNG Kumuls Team
David Mead (Gold Coast Titans), Nene MacDonald (Sydney Roosters), Bland Abavu (SP Hunters), Kato Ottio (SP Hunters), Wellington Albert (Penrith Panthers), Israel Eliab (SP Hunters), Roger Laka (SP Hunters), Luke Page (Canberra Raiders), Ray Thompson (NQ Cowboys), Rod Griffin (Ipswich Jets), Rhyse Martin (Townsville Blackhawks), Tyson Martin (Mackay Cutters), Adam Korave (SP Hunters), Wartovo Puara (SP Hunters), Willy Minoga (SP Hunters), Brandy Peter (SP Hunters), Stanton Albert (Penrith Panthers), Ase Boas (SP Hunters), Josh Damen ( Souths Logan Magpies), Kurt Baptiste (Canberra Raiders), Timothy Lomai (SP Hunters), Esau Siune (SP Hunters), Adex Wera (SP Hunters), Lawrence Tu’u (SP Hunters) Noel Zeming (SP Hunters), Thompson Teteh (SP Hunters), Enock Maki (SP Hunters), Henry Noki (SP Hunters), Stargroth Amean (SP Hunters).
Coach: Mal Meninga
Assistant Coach: Michael Marum
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Downer Rugby League 9s World Cup
- PNG Kumuls 0 Australia 26
- PNG Kumuls 18 New Zealand Kiwis 18
- PNG Kumuls 23 USA Tomahawks 10
Pacific Test Results
201 9 - PNG Kumuls 28 Great Britain Lions 10
2019 - Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 20
2019 - PNG Kumls 6 Samoa 24
2018 - PNG Kumuls 26 Fiji Bati 14
2017 - PNG Kumuls 32 Cook Islands 22
2016 - PNG Kumuls 24 Fiji Bati 22
2015- Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 22
World Cup Results
Round 1 : PNG Kumuls 50 Wales 6
Round 2: PNG Kumuls 14 Ireland 6
Round 3 PNG Kumuls 64 USA 0
Quarter Finals : PNG Kumuls 6 England 36