18 Sep 2014

Sport: Local All-Stars to play curtain raise to PNG Kumuls v PM 13 clash

11:14 am on 18 September 2014

A Digicel Cup All Stars team will clash with a Confederate All-Stars squad later this month, in the curtain raiser to the annual match between the Australian Prime Ministers 13 and Papua New Guinea Kumuls in Kokopo.

The Digicel Cup All-Stars team is selected from the Digicel Cup competition while the Confederate All-Stars was selected from players at last weekends National Championships in Lae.

PNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka says they're in a development phase and are looking at players who will carry the Kumuls into the next World Cup in 2017 and beyond.

He says it is important to focus on these young players and give them a pathway to progress through to the PNG Hunters and Team Kumul programs.