Sport: PNG Kumuls coach to be announced

1:38 pm on 25 February 2016

A new Papua New Guinea Kumuls rugby league coach will be announced today.

The position has been vacant since Mal Meninga resigned in December after being appointed coach of Australia's national team.

Brisbane Broncos mentor Wayne Bennett admitted he would have considered coaching a Pacific Islands team if he hadn't been offered the England job first.

PNG Hunters coach Michael Marum has said he was keen for the top job after being an assistant coach with the national team for close to a decade.

PNG Rugby League CEO Bob Cutmore said the Kumuls coach for May's Pacific Test against Fiji will be revealed at a press conference this afternoon.

Any long-term decisions on who will lead the team at next year's World Cup are expected to be made at a later date.