The news was announced this week by Kumuls coach, Michael Marum
“David (Mead) has been a PNG Kumul since 2008.
“ He is one of the most senior players in the side now and with his NRL experience having played for the Gold Coast Titans since 2009 at the highest level, I have every confidence he will lead the Kumuls well during our preparations this week and the game against Fiji on Saturday,” said Marum.
Marum added there will be no vice-captain for this game.
Mead represented PNG at the 2008 World Cup in Australia and the 2013 World Cup in England.