Marum mum on new halves combinations

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The National, Tuesday December 17th, 2013

 THERE are some exciting new halves combination’s that could blossom into something positive down the line with Papua New Guinea’s participation in the 2014 Intrust Super Queensland Cup in Australia.

There is no Dion Aiye, Ase Boas, Jesse-Joe Nandye or Charlie Wabo to consider this time around.

What is left are a host of fringe players that missed out on the rugby league world cup but are eager to prove themselves in the Queensland league.

They are no longer the second-choice picks. 

Coach Michael Marum yesterday said it is interesting to see how it has all panned out when you consider the amount of talent that missed the cut.

Marum would not go into detail about the combinations they are planning on but from the players named in the squad the dummy half will be well contested by Wabo’s heir apparent in Wartovo Puara Junior and exciting newcomers Lawrence Tu’u and Noel Joel.

While unused World Cup half-back Roger Laka looks to be linking up with Israel Eliab in his favoured number six jumper and Goroka Lahanis rising potential Noel Zemming the other choice.

Marum would not say who the front-runners were but said it would be interesting to see how these new combinations mature.