Segeyaro to lead Kumuls

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BRISBANE Broncos James Segeyaro has been named as the Papua New Guinea LNG Kumuls captain their Oceania Cup opener against Samoa in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday.
Kumuls coach Michael Marum said earlier this week that the rake had been put on report but was yesterday cleared by the Queensland Rugby League judiciary together with SP Hunters skipper Moses Meninga.
Brisbane Broncos-contracted Segeyaro, who bides his time with the Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup, captained the Kumuls in their 26-14 victory over Fiji in Pacific Test in Sydney last June.
Meanwhile, the Kumuls’ preparations have been dealt another blow ahead of their clash at Leichhardt Oval.
Lachlan Lam has been ruled out for the game following advice from medical staff at his club, the Sydney Roosters.
Coach Michael Marum said from Sydney last night that Lam has a wrist injury and will not play.
“I was informed by the Roosters medical staff on Monday night when we arrived in Sydney that Lachlan’s wrist injury was a concern and would not play in the test,” Marum said.
He has been replaced by Sydney Roosters teammate Bernard Lewis, pictured.
“Bernard’s mum is from Daru and he has been in our bigger squad for the past two years. He joined the camp on Monday night,” Marum said.
Lewis was lost for words when contacted.
“I rang my mum straight away,” the 21-yearold said.
“I am really proud to wearing the red, black and gold jersey and represent PNG, my heritage.”

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