Ipape, Nima named inPNG Kumuls starting line up to face England Knights
Nima will wear the No.5 on his back while Ipape will don the No. 6 on his back jumper in front of his home crowd.
Fellow debutants Dilbert Isaac and Zev John will come off the interchange bench with Woods Kawage as the 18th man. Coach Michael Marum announced the team after yesterday’s training session in Port Moresby.
The team is:
David Mead (captain)
Interchange: Ase Boas, Rhadley Brawa, Dilbert Isaac, Zev John and Woods Kawage
Coach: Michael Marum
The team left for Lae yesterday. Tickets are currently on sale for K50 a person and can be bought at Andersons Eriku, Foodmart Top Town and Brian Bell Home Centre at Lae Market.
No tickets will be sold at the gates on game-day.
The curtain raiser this Saturday that kicks off at 12.15pm will see the Lae Snax Academy U20 against the Lae Rugby League U20 side.
The main game between the PNG LNG Kumuls and England Knights will start at 3pm at the Lae Rugby League ground.