Amean glad to be back

PNG international, Stargroth Amean, is happy to be back in the country for the November 16th test match against the visiting Great Britain Lions.

In a recent interview, the smiling fullback said he gladly welcomed the warm PNG weather and is looking forward to representing his country again.

Amean has returned after a successful 2019 season with the Barrow Raiders in England.

He returned with teammate and former PNG Hunters Wartovo Puara Jnr, after signing new contracts for the 2020 season.

At the recent signing of the official naming rights sponsor for the upcoming Great Britain Lions tour to PNG, Amean said it is an honour to once again represent his country when the PNG Kumuls take on the Lions next week.

“I’m really happy to be part of the team and part of the boys,” Amean said.

Speaking on his Betfred Championship experience, he likened it to the 2019 SP Hunters season, saying it was a rough year.

“But all in all, I had a good season down there. The people were great, the place itself was beautiful but the only thing was the weather,” Amean smilingly said. “It was pretty cold for me.

“I got a two-year deal with the club again. Got some offer from other clubs but me and Watts (Wartovo Puara Jnr) are doing some community work with the school and all that so we thought we’d just sign with the club again and continue with the work and see how it goes.”

The Great Britain Rugby League Lions will play the Kumuls in Port Moresby on November 16th at the National Football Stadium.

The Kumuls will also participate in the inaugural Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) Oceania Cup with games to be played on June 22nd against Samoa and November 9th against Fiji.

“The nation that finishes first in the competition will be promoted to the Oceania Cup Group A in 2020, where they will face New Zealand and Tonga,” said the RLIF.

Carmella Gware