PNGRFL: PNG LNG Kumul Centre Justin Olam has been ruled out for this weekend’s Oceania Cup Pacific Test after injuring his hamstring during training with the Melbourne Storm over the weekend.
PNG LNG Kumuls Coach Michael Marum said before leaving Port Moresby this morning that SP PNG Hunters Centre Brendon Nima will replace Olam. Marum said it is a major setback for the team.
“Nene McDonald has been out with injury for a prolonged period and now Justin (Olam) which we will have to deal with,” Marum said.
“Brendon Nima will replace Justin and is travelling with us today to Sydney.”
Nima wore the red, black and gold jersey during last year’s two game series against England Knights.
He will be the seventh debutant for the PNG LNG Kumuls in an international Test Match.
The six SP Hunters players – Enock Maki, Junior Rau, Moses Meninga, Stanton Albert, Terry Wapi and Brendon Nima with coach Michael Marum left for Sydney today.
They will be joined by the Australian based PNG LNG Kumuls in Sydney tonight.
The PNG LNG Kumuls play Samoa in the first leg of the Oceania Cup Pacific Test this Saturday June 22, 2019 in Sydney.