Six NRL players have been named in the Papua New Guinea team to face Fiji in next Saturday’s Pacific Test at Campbelltown Stadium.
Dragons winger Nene Macdonald and Sharks hooker James Segeyaro headline the NRL names, along with Roosters halves Kurt Baptiste and Lachlan Lam, Canterbury backrower Rhyse Martin and Storm centre Justin Olam.
All six players represented the Kumuls team which qualified for a quarter-final appearance against England at last year’s World Cup.
Former Bulldogs forward Rod Griffin had also been named to the 18-man squad.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA TEAM
Adex Wera (PNG Hunters)
Enock Maki (PNG Hunters)
Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Junior Rau (PNG Hunters)
Justin Olam (Melbourne Storm)
Kurt Baptiste (Sydney Roosters)
Lachlan Lam (Sydney Roosters)
Luke Page (Burleigh Bears)
James Segeyaro (Cronulla Sharks)
Nixon Putt (PNG Hunters)
Rhadley Brawa (PNG Hunters)
Rhyse Martin (Canterbury Bulldogs)
Richard Pandia (Ipswich Jets)
Rod Griffin (Townsville Blackhawks)
Stanton Albert (PNG Hunters)
Thompson Teteh (PNG Hunters)
Watson Boas (PNG Hunters)
Willie Minoga (PNG Hunters)