McDonald, Page named in PNG Kumuls Train-on squad for Pacific Test againts Fiji Batis

Sydney Roosters winger Nene McDonald and rugged Canberra Raiders prop Luke Page have been included in the Kumuls squad for next month’s rugby league Test against Fiji.
The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League announced a 29-member squad yesterday for the game against the Bati at CBUS Stadium on the Gold Coast on May 2.
The squad includes 18 PNG Hunters players, while Ipswich Jets forward Rod Griffin makes a return to the Kumul ranks after a six-year absence.
The 24-year-old Page, who was named in the Prime Minster’s XIII squad last year but pulled out because of club commitments, gets another chance to play for the country his father was born in.
The former Gold Coast Titans junior, Burleigh Bears and Souths Logan player, who was named the Queensland Cup’s 2014 player of the year, has been playing in the New South Wales Cup biding his time and is expected to make his NRL debut this year.
McDonald, 22, is set to make his fourth appearance for the Kumuls after representing the country at the 2013 World Cup in England.
The squad will be trimmed to the final 18 on April 26, when coach Mal Meninga and assistant Michael Marum will have a week to prepare their side for the Test.
PNGRFL chairman Sandis Tsaka sanctioned the squad.
Selectors have reminded players to continue to work hard to make the final team.
The squad: David Mead (Gold Coast Titans), Nene MacDonald (Sydney Roosters), Bland Abavu, Israel Eliab, Kato Ottio, Roger Laka, Adam Korave, Wartovo Puara, Willy Minoga, Brandy Peter, Ase Boas, Timothy Lomai,  Esau Siune, Adex Wera, Lawrence Tu’u, Noel Zeming, Thompson Teteh, Enock Maki, Henry Wan, Stargroth Amean (SP Hunters), Wellington Albert, Stanton Albert (Penrith Panthers), Luke Page (Canberra Raiders), Ray Thompson (NQ Cowboys), Rod Griffin (Ipswich Jets), Rhyse Martin (Townsville Blackhawks), Tyson Martin (Mackay Cutters), Josh Damen (Souths Logan Magpies), Kurt Baptiste (Canberra Raiders).  The National
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