PNG has named its 23‑man Kumuls squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup but selectors say it was not an easy task.
David Mead will lead the team as captain, while PNG Hunters captain and star, Asa Boas has been called up as vice‑captain.
Players competing in Australia and the UK are part of the team.
But Kumuls coach Michael Marum says the PNG Hunters will dominate the line‑up, with 10 of its premiership winning team making the squad.
The Vodafone Fiji Bati final squad will be announced after the Battle of the Bati at 3pm this Saturday at the ANZ Stadium.
Papua New Guinea Kumuls:
Ase Boas (PNG Hunters) – Vice Captain
David Mead (Brisbane Broncos) – Captian
Enock Maki (PNG Hunters)
Garry Lo (Sheffield Eagles)
James Segeyaro (Cronulla Sharks)
Justin Olam (Melbourne Storm)
Kato Ottio (Canberra Raiders)
Kurt Baptiste (Canberra Raiders)
Lachlan Lam (Sydney Roosters)
Luke Page (Burleigh Bears)
Moses Meninga (PNG Hunters)
Nene MacDonald (St. George Illawarra Dragons)
Nixon Put (PNG Hunters)
Paul Aiton (Catalan Dragons)
Rhys Martin (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Rod Griffin (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Stanton Albert (PNG Hunters)
Stargroth Amean (PNG Hunters)
Thompson Teteh (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Wartovo Puara Jnr (PNG Hunters)
Wellington Albert (PNG Hunters)
Watson Boas (PNG Hunters)
Willie Minoga (PNG Hunters)
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