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PNG Confirm World Cup Squad

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Papua New Guinea have named their 23-man squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

Bulldogs forwards Rhyse Martin and Rod Griffin have both been included alongside NRL players James Segeyaro, David Mead, Kurt Baptiste and Nene MacDonald as well as former Panthers and Sharks player Paul Aiton.

The Kumuls side also includes ten PNG Hunters players who won the Intrust Super Cup a fortnight ago before playing in the State Championship match on NRL Grand Final Day.

The squad will assemble in Port Moresby tomorrow (Thursday) October 5 and undergo medical and fitness tests.

The team leaves for Fiji next Wednesday October 11 for the Tri Nations series against Australia and Fiji at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on October 14. They return on October 16 and have a few days break before assembling into camp on October 20.

The PNG LNG Kumuls play their first gamer on October 28 against Wales. The second match is a week later on November 5 against Ireland and the final home pool game is against USA on November 12. All games will be played at the Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

PNG Kumuls World Cup Squad:

Ase Boas - SP PNG Hunters
David Mead - Brisbane Broncos
Enock Maki - SP PNG Hunters
Garry Lo - Sheffield Eagles
James Segeyaro - Cronulla Sharks
Justin Olam - Melbourne Storm
Kato Ottio - Canberra Raiders
Kurt Baptiste - Canberra Raiders
Lachlan Lam - Sydney Roosters
Luke Page - Burleigh Bears
Moses Meninga - SP PNG Hunters
Nene MacDonald - St. George Illawarra Dragons
Nixon Put - SP PNG Hunters
Paul Aiton – Catalan Dragons
Rhyse Martin – Canterbury Bulldogs
Rod Griffin – Canterbury Bulldogs
Stanton Albert - SP PNG Hunters
Stargroth Amean - SP PNG Hunters
Thompson Teteh - Redcliffe Dolphins
Wartovo Puara Jnr - SP PNG Hunters
Wellington Albert – SP PNG Hunters
Watson Boas – SP PNG Hunters
Willie Minoga – SP PNG Hunters