Papua New Guinea name train-on squad for RLWC13

Papua New Guinea, who play New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie on 8th November have named initial train on squad for the Rugby League World Cup.

Coach Adrian Lam has selected a squad which includes a mix of top-grade stars from the Super League and NRL, and the cream of talent from PNG's own domestic competition.

The Kumuls will not be short of options at hooker, with Penrith's James Segeyaro and Wakefield' Paul Aiton named in the squad, while Huddersfield's Jason Chan, and NRL stars David Mead and Neville Costigan will also will also play a key role for the side at RLWC2013.

Lam's men will be given a stern challenge ahead of the tournament when they face an Australian Prime Minister's XIII in PNG on September 29.

Papua New Guinea face France at MS3 Craven Park on October 27, Samoa at the same venue on November 4 and New Zealand at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium on November 8.

The Squad in full is: Josiah Abavu, Paul Aiton, Dion Aiye, Wellington Albert, Ase Boas, Joe Uno, Jason Chan, Neville Costigan, Israel Eliab, Richard Kambo, Roger Laka, David Loko, Enoch Maki, Larsen Marabe, Nene McDonald, David Mead, Mark Mexico, Jessie-Joe Nandye, Sebastien Pandia, Francis Paniu, James Segeyaro, Petero Sunivalu, Jason Tali, Ray Thompson, Charlie Wabo, Adex Wera, Menzie Yere.

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