League: Kumuls make three changes

Elijah Riyong of Papua New Guinea. Photo  / Getty Images
Elijah Riyong of Papua New Guinea. Photo / Getty Images

Papua New Guinea have made three changes to their starting 13 for the Four Nations rugby league test against New Zealand in Rotorua tomorrow night.

The changes are all in the pack, with prop James Nightingale, second rower Johnson Kuike and hooker Charlie Wabo coming in after sitting out the 42-0 defeat to Australia in Sydney last weekend.

There are also several new faces in an expanded six-man bench, with the Kumuls looking to give players in their squad game time ahead of their final pool match against England next week.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

Ryan Tongia, Michael Mark, Jessy Joe Parker, Emmanuel Yere, Elijah Riyong, Glen Nami, Dion Aiye, Makali Aizue, Charlie Wabo, James Nightingale, Rodney Griffin, Johnson Kuike, Paul Aiton (captain).

INTERCHANGE (two to be omitted):

Benjamin John, Rodney Pora, Pidi Tongap, Nickson Kolo, Alex Haija, Richard Kambo

- NZPA

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