Elenoa Kunatuba has made the brave call of excluding Brisbane-based players, and going with a number of debutants and fresh legs for this year’s Oceania 7s tournament in Noosa, Queensland.
Kunatuba affirms the reshuffling, and says the new squad for the PNG Palais has been based around the consistency and form of the players.
Given their most recent form and results from the Hong Kong sevens staged 2 months ago, it is no surprise that head coach of the SP Export Palais, Elenoa Kunatuba, has taken the option of selecting a group of amateurs to develop into the team she aspires to win her gold, at the 15th Port Moresby Pacific Games next year.
The train on squad of 28 sees renowned and senior players such as Kymlie Rapilla, Alice Alois, and Doris Joseph exit, making way for quite a number of debutants.
While Brisbane-based players, Amelia Kuk and Marlugu Dixon have been in the spotlight with their outstanding performances representing both the Gallopers Rugby Union Club and University of Queensland Rugby, Kunatuba has opted to leave them out of this year’s Palais Oceania squad.
While time is of the essence, Kunatuba will have to finalize a squad prior to the team’s travel to the Noosa 7’s in Queensland, Australia by mid-October.
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