Wigmen name squad for 2019


KROTON Hela Wigmen chairman Andy Hetra named his final squad and extended list for the 2019 Digicel Cup.
“Our selections for this year has been within our own programme,” Hetra said.
“We had District Peace games in Koroba, Hela, over the 2018 Christmas period where all districts in Hela turned up to participate.
“A 50-man squad was picked and after a possibles versus probables match, was reduced to 25.”
Hetra said the team trained for the Ipatas Cup in Mendi in January and early Feb in Wapenamanda.
“With the support of Ipwenz Construction, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd and the Hela government, we brought the team to Port Moresby for trials.
“Our selectors picked a 50-man squad that took on the Central Dabaris two weeks ago and it was reduced to a final 25 plus and extended squad and junior development players.
“They’ll play the Vipers on Sunday as a curtain raiser to the Hunters game. Our goal this year is to play a consistent brand off football and just be better each week.
Wigmen: Fullbacks – Ricky Hokira, Elvis Hayako; Wingers – Bom Balau, Matthew Pakana, Darius Balupa, Naduka Reme; Centres – Gilmore Paul, Roger David, Missec Wallen; Halves – Tombal Peter, Dicksy Ani, Billy Opa; Hookers – Tara Wayabi, Junior Manda; Props – Benji Hetra, Yves David, Benard Goma, Raymond Tia; Second-row/Lock – Agiru John, Senis William, Cliff Denge, Tom Opera, Junior Tagobe, Greg Tiki, Julius Yakopa; Extended squad: Junior Wak, Hamson Yapi, Jordan Koi, Melvin Paul (injured), Stanford Talita (injured), Valentine Culligan, Tony Paguma, Slyder Bulu, Sylvester Bulu, Junior Mel, Godfrey Lamex, Terry Philip; Junior Development: Rodwell John, Kingston Pelago, Richard Luke, Maya Pond, Eddie Vincent, Genesis Oresi, Willie Wala, Max Madalo, Lagu Arabagali, Walter Yamatau Jr.