Kimbe eye more players to beef up pack for Digicel Cup


UPNG Journalism Student
KIMBE Cutters are aiming to sign more players to beef up their pack in the upcoming Digicel Cup season, says club chairman Dominic Kaumu.
He said this following the departure of Steve Bruno and fleet-footed back Brendon Gotuno, who have joined the SP Hunters for the upcoming Intrust Super Cup season.
Kaumu said the Cutters had set their sights on several new players to boost their campaign in only their second season in the country’s premier rugby league competition.
“I am not going to give away the names because I still have to sign a few. But we will be signing a few new players,” he said in Port Moresby yesterday.
“We are looking to build our forward pack because last year, we were quite weak and light up the front.
“So we’re re-strategising to get our forward pack in order. Once that’s in place, it will allow the backline, our fast New Guinea Islands boys, to run the ball more and find space.”
Kaumu said he was looking to get a couple of big forwards from one or two Highlands teams.
Meanwhile, Kaumu said he was proud of Bruno for making the Hunters’ final cut.
He said that it was a huge boost for the club and their school boys development programme.
“That should be an incentive for our children. If Steven can do it, they can too,” Kaumu said.
“The support of companies like New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) goes a long way in strengthening our people and team.”
Kaumu received a K50,000 sponsorship from NBPOL in Port Moresby yesterday.

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