Thursday, July 29, 2010

Northern zone picks 23-man team

A STRONG Northern zone team has been selected to take part in the 2010 rugby league zone championship.
The 23-man team including three shadow players, was selected during the Northern zone trials held in Lae last weekend.
Six teams from the nine affiliated centres in the northern region including Kainantu in Eastern Highlands, took part in the trials.
Popondetta, Wewak and Bulolo did not send teams but those who took part included Lae, Kainantu, Madang, Wau, Ramu and Tumerizah.
The Northern zone team: Alfie Nema, Desmond Lavong, Don-Don Kari, Isaac Tirim, Kency Komea, Kilion Nagan, Mark Mexico, Peter John (Lae), Ezekiel Roka, Jack Taraika, Junior Marava, Kembol Keikipae, Roger Koyomu (Madang), Jack Samson (Wau), Jorden Bluff, Willie Mark, Willie Sam (Ramu), Kivis Nosime (Tumerizah), Malum Weri and   Willie John (Kainantu). Shadow players are: Michael Teke (Wau), Alphie Mike (Madang) and Dogma John (Kainantu) while the team coach is Ian Yopa.
 Madang takes up the trainer job. Team manager is Ramu's Benny Gambu.
According to rugby league development officer, Steve Malum, camping time for the team and the venue for the national zone championship are yet to be set.

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