Sheffield Eagles' try-scoring sensation, Menzie Yere has been named in PNG rsquo;s 23-man Rugby LeagueWorld Cup squad.
Yere isthe most prolific try-scorer in British rugby league this season, scoring his 46th try in his team’s Championship Grand Final win over Betley on Sunday, 19-12.
Yere is joined by Huddersfield second rower, Jason Chan.
Adrian Lam'’s squad also includes former Hunslet hooker Charlie Wabo and Newcastle Knights utility forward Neville Costigan, who will be playing for Hull KR in 2014.
The Kumuls will go into camp next Monday before departing for the UK a week later and will play Scotland in a warm-up match at Fetherstone on October 19 ahead oftheir openingWorld Cup match against France in Hull on October 27.
The final squad is a blend of local and overseas based players.
Chairman ofthPNG Rugby Football League, Don Fox saysthey are confident withthe inclusion ofthe 6 players who were unable to play inthPM :III match, andthe team will be ready and stronger to go.
While many may havetheir own opinion ofthe team, Chairman Fox is urging all Papua New Guineas to get behindthe team as wasthe case in Kokopo atthPM’s XIII challenge.
NRL players named inthe Kumul Team include Penrith Pathers James Segeyaro and Cowboys Ray Thompson apart from Neville Costigan, who’s Newcastle Knights, fell short of a 2013 NRL Grand Final appearance.
The Team Kumul Captain will be announced prior to departure onthe 14th of October.
Caption: Team Kumul warming up beforethPM'’s XIII match in Kokopo overthe weekend.
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