Thompson not fussed about playmaking role

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The National, Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 KUMULS halfback in waiting Ray Thompson says he isn’t “too fussed” about how Papua New Guinea coach Adrian Lam will use him at the Rugby League World.

The North Queensland Cowboy utility was picked after coming back from a broken jaw earlier in the NRL season, and says he will most likely slot into the playmaker’s role.

“I’m pretty sure I’ll be playing in the halves, so hopefully I can do a good job there,” the 23-year-old said before flying out from Port Moresby yesterday.

“But I’m not too fussed where I play, whether its five-eighth, halfback or off the bench. 

“I’m not to sure on who’s going to be playing with me or if I’ll be in the run-on side but I’ll do the job the team needs me to do.”

Thompson, who qualifies for the Kumuls through his mother who was born on Mabudauwan near Daru Island, Western province, will likely share the chief playmaking duties with Ase Boas or Israel Eliab.