13 Dec 2013

Sport: PNG names Queensland Cup squad

12:16 pm on 13 December 2013

Head coach Michael Marum has finalised his 25 man squad for the PNG team's Inaugural season in the Queensland Cup.

The squad was whittled down from an original list of 53 players who attended an off-season selection camp in Bomana.

Marum says he's been happy with the progress and attitude of the players in camp and that staff have laid down a strict code of conduct as to what is expected of everyone.

The PNG Kumuls assistant coach says he's been particularly impressed with some of the players who missed out on the World Cup squad, who've taken it on the chin and led from the front at the selection camp.

The team has an average age of just 23 and Marum says they are the future of the sport in PNG.

He says players who missed out will be monitored and if they prove themselves in the Digicel Cup and display the right attitude they may also get an opportunity throughout the year.

Team PNG's first pre-season match is against the Northern Pride in Cairns on February the 9th, with their first competition against the Redcliffe Dolphins a month later.

Full Squad:

Adex Wera

Albert Patak

Adam Korave

Brandy Peter

David Loko

Edward Goma

Enoch Maki

Essau Siune

Gary Lo

George Benson

Gonzela Urakusie

Israel Eliab

Joe Bruno

Lawrence Tu'u

Mark Mexico

Noel Joel

Noel Zemming

Roger Laka

Sabastian Pandia

Thompson Teteh

Tiger Emery

Timothy Lomai

Wartovo Puara Jnr

Wellington Albert

Willie Minoga