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Debutants Edwin Ipape and Brandon Nima have been named in the PNG LNG Kumuls starting line-up for the first match in the two-game international series against England Knights in Lae this Saturday.

Nima will wear the No.5 red, black and gold jersey while Ipape will don the No.6 jumper in front of his home crowd. Fellow debutants Dilbert Isaac and Zev John will come off the bench, with Woods Kawage named as 18th man.

The team is:
1. David MEAD (captain)
2. Junior RAU
3. Justin OLAM
5. Brandon NIMA
6. Edwin IPAPE
7. Watson BOAS
8. Enock MAKI
10. Stanton ALBERT
11. Moses MENINGA
12. Nixon PUTT
13. Wellington ALBERT

14. Ase BOAS
15. Rhadley BRAWA
16. Dilbert ISAAC
17. Zev JOHN
18. Woods KAWAGE

Coach: Michael MARUM

The team travelled to Lae yesterday afternoon for Saturday’s first match against England Knights, which will kick off at 3pm at Lae Rugby League Ground.

The curtain raiser kicking off at 12.15pm will see the Lae Snax Academy U20 against the Lae Rugby League U20 side.