By PATRICIA KEAMO
WAGHI Tumbe chairman Paul Tumun says the inclusion of Papua New Guinea international Garry Lo in their squad will boost the side for the upcoming Digicel Cup season.
Tumun told The National yesterday that he had full confidence in the former SP PNG Hunters winger.
He said the experience Lo brought to the club would motivate their younger players.
Lo is no stranger to the semi-professional league.
He has vast experience abroad with the Kumuls, Hunters, Sheffield Eagles and Castleford Tigers.
“This is not his first time with the team, he played with us in 2018,” Tumun said.
“He comes with a lot of experience which will help the younger players in the team.
“He is an asset to us, I am confident that he will help take us to the finals.”
With his speed and power on the wing as well as his try-scoring record in the Queensland Intrust Super cup in 2014, Tumbe will look to use his strengths to their advantage.
“Lo plays on the wing so we will work on combinations with Saki Peter and Joe Frank, who I’m sure will deliver tries for us.
“You can have players like Lo but it’s also about the finishing off.
“It’s about someone who can get across the line and score.
“So we will get Peter and Frank to work on their combinations with Lo.”
Meanwhile, Tumun backed Lo to retain his spot in the Kumuls squad for this year’s Rugby League World Cup in England.
“He is fit, he has been doing his own training before joining the team,” he said.
“He is a disciplined player and I think he’ll make the Kumuls squad from the Digicel Cup, he knows what is expected of him (to join the Kumuls) and he can make it.”
Lo returned to the country in February after the cancellation of his contract with Australian third-tier club, Beerwah Bulldogs, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
By PATRICIA KEAMO