THE Rait Pre-Paid Telikom Resident Kumuls and Xcess Telikom International Kumuls had their last training session together yesterday afternoon at the Port Moresby International School (POMIS) oval.
According to PNG Telikom Kumuls coach Adrian Lam, the players gelled well in the last two days and it was awesome to see the resident and internationals training and working together.
The two teams will travel to Mt Hagen today and go into separate camps training separately tomorrow before the Telikom Place of Origin clash on Saturday at the Kagamuga Showground.
England-based player Charlie Wabo trained with the team yesterday at POMIS while his colleague Menzie Yere is expected to arrive today.
Internationals centre Tu Maori also arrived late yesterday afternoon from Australia.
After the match up in Mt Hagen the Telikom PNG Kumuls side will be chosen to play in the Pacific Cup which will start on Oct 24 at the Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby.
The Resident Kumuls have also recruited very well for the selection trials, with electrifying Mioks halfback Mai Tom, Wabo, Yere, Gurias boy-wonder Dion Aiye and the cream of the bemobile cup competition players.
The Residents have a solid foward pack led by Masta Mak skipper Nixon Kolo and Rabaul prop Rodney Pora giving the side an intimidating look.
Spots will be up for grabs for the Pacific Cup, with Titans speedster David Mead, Keith Peters, John Wilshire and Tu Moari all aiming to retain their world cup positions in this final Kumuls team.
The Telikom PNG Kumuls will have to perform to the best of their ability in the up coming Pacific Cup series as Cook Islands and Samoa have selected a large pool of players from Australia’s NRL competition and the English Super league signalling their intentions for a competitve inaugural Pacific Cup.