Papua New Guinea now enjoys a wealth of depth that Coach Stanley Tepend and his selectors will chose from to form the Kumuls 24 Men squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom.
This is my predicted 24 men Kumuls squad comprised of players that are playing in Australia, United Kingdom and even in the Digicel Cup in PNG.
The introduction of the PNG Hunters has opened a door for our local players to consistently compete with overseas teams as well being exported to overseas clubs.
13 former and current Hunters makes my predicted Kumuls World Cup Squad while other Queensland Cup, New South Wales Cup, NRL, Super League and the Betfred Championships players makes up the total of the team.
My predicted team carries a single Digicel Cup player in the form of the explosive former PNG Hunters back Joe Frank who I think will excel in the World Cup due to his consistent form over the years.
Xavier Coates will automatically be added into the squad if the Australian Kangaroos doesn’t get him for the World Cup.
What are your thoughts? Please comment your predicted squad below.
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