PRK Mendi Muruks Chairman, Isaac Luke, mande the announcement on Wednesday (Jan 30th).
Isaac said the announcement is part of the club's rebranding and re-strategy for a new and improved flagship team for the Southern Highlands Province.
Speaking for the first time as the Head Coach, Nami said he was happy to join the club after being released from the Lahanis.
“I just want to thank the PRK Mendi Muruks Board and sponsors and everyone that is on the team. I am looking forward to becoming part of the development program in the province and I’ll be working closely with the Muruks team but with the local leagues as well to help develop rugby as well,” said Nami.
“I’m looking forward to a good season with the Mendi Muruks.”
A 63-man train on squad is ready to assemble in Mendi for training and trials and Nami is not wasting any time in preparing the squad.
“We’ve come up with a train on squad for this year. We’ve got a total of 63 which will be trimmed down later to 25 before the season so the squad will be announced on Friday and we should assemble in Mendi on Sunday (3rd Feb) or Monday (4th Feb). Training starts on Monday.”
PRK Mendi Muruks Chairman, Isaac Luke, also announced new Franchise Manager Eric Alom.
Present at the signing was Southern Highlands Deputy Provincial Administrator Economic and Social Services, Fiebik Simon, and PRK Board Director, Mark Sakai.