Zac Laybutt

Laybutt resigns with Cowboys

Since joining the club in 2021, Laybutt appeared in four games in his maiden NRL season, including a two-try performance in the Round 26 victory over The Dolphins.

Laybutt debuted for Cowboys in round 13 against Parramatta Eels this year.

The PNG international spent the 2023 season on a train and replacement contract. With impressive performances, both in the NRL with Cowboys and with PNG Kumuls in Pacific Championships, Zac was promoted to the top 30 squad.

Younger Laybutt looking to better his game

However, his main focus is on this Sunday’s Bowl final against Fiji. However, he was not happy with his form last week. 

He admitted the Kumuls did not play according to plan adding ill-discipline and poor execution let them down.

Being the youngest sibling of Kumuls Captain Kyle Laybutt, Zac is embracing this opportunity of playing alongside his big brother and adapting well to the PNG culture.

Kumuls prospects to make NRL debut

Zac Laybutt, who is the younger brother of Kumuls Five-Eight Kyle Laybutt will be making his debut at Center replacing Valentine Homes who is out on State of Origin duty.

Robert Derby will be on the wing in place of Murray Tauilagi who is also in the Queensland Maroons camp.

Both players have been part of the PNG Kumuls team and were considered future PNG Kumuls players. Having called up for the first grade debut is a huge achievement for both lads but even more, it is win for PNG Kumuls team.