Pukpuks flanker Morris to debut with Tigers

PNG Pukpuks flanker Butler Morris will make his first league appearance this Sunday with the Lae Snax Tigers after switching codes at the end of last season.

This now rests the uncertainties over the PNG Sevens star's association after playing a key part in the Pukpuk's recent journey to qualifying for the Hong Kong 7s. 

Morris was in training with the Tigers in Lae this week, preparing for the round two Digicel Cup match against the SNS Vipers in Port Moresby. 

Coach Stanley Tepend named him at the right wing to partner with another debutant, Billy Paul. 

Tepend said Morris will initially run at the wings but that is to give him plenty of time to assess the backs' performance before he can find a spot. 

Morris was one of the Tigers’ additions early this year however, he's been picked by the Hunters and had been in their camp until this week the Tigers called him for his debut. 

Morris said he was pleased to join one of the top teams in the Digicel Cup competition and looking forward to Sunday's game at the National Football Stadium. 

Hunters team mate Ishmael Balkawa also joined the Tigers team for the lock forward position.


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