Omae backs young Muruks

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SBSL Mendi Muruks captain, Joseph Omae has said that the Muruks squad of 2010 is a “special team” because a bunch of “no names” have finished the regular bemobile Cup competition at the top as minor premiers.
And the Muruks have received reports that their supporters in Mendi and elsewhere will head to Lae to watch their preliminary finals against the Agmark Gurias this Sunday.
Omae said the Muruks team that is going into play the Gurias is made up of mostly uncapped talent that have made a mark for the team this year.
“We began the 2010 season with no big name players apart from myself and Roderick (Puname),” said the ex-Kumul and Prime Minister’s XIII star.
“In 2006, when the Muruks won the SP Cup there was Stanley Hondina, Charlie Wabo and myself and some very good talent from home (Mendi).
“In 2007 and 2008 we also had big stars but this year was totally different.
“We began from scratch and credit must go to the young boys and our sponsor Structural Bridging Systems Ltd for  believing in the boys and investing in  them,” he said.
Omae was speaking in Madang last Sunday where the Muruks had been training and relaxing during their two bye weekends.
He said the Muruks were mindful of the huge support they have and will do their best for the fans who are likely to once again pack the  Lae rugby league oval.
The presence of the Muruks in Madang was also a chance for the Southern Highlands community and other fans to meet their heroes and wish them luck.