Sport: PNG to discuss Kumuls coaching job

11:50 am on 9 February 2016

The Papua New Guinea Rugby League Federation will discuss the vacant Kumuls coaching role at a board meeting this weekend.

Mal Meninga resigned from the role in December after being appointed coach of Australia's national team.

Brisbane Broncos mentor Wayne Bennett had been tipped as a possibility but he was last week confirmed as the new England coach, until the end of next year's World Cup.

PNG Rugby League CEO Bob Cutmore said they had no leads at the moment but did have a timeline in mind.

"We are actually looking at talking about the coaching position. We've got a board meeting Sunday - we had one last Saturday and it was deferred to February the 14th. We have to be in a position to appoint a Kumul coach for the May test [against Fiji] and then from there we will look to what we're going to do heading towards the World Cup."

PNG players at the Rugby League World Cup.

PNG remains without a coach. Photo: PHOTOSPORT