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Paulo named in Samoa side to face PNG

Parramatta Eels forward Junior Paulo has today been named in the Samoa squad to face Papua New Guinea on Saturday 22 June in the 2019 Ox & Palm Pacific Test Invitational at Leichhardt Oval.

Paulo is the lone Blue & Gold representative in the 18 man squad named that includes a wealth of NRL experience to be captained by Anthony Milford.

Forward Martin Taupau will feature in the clash after he announced earlier in the week his allegiance to Samoa after withdrawing from New Zealand’s mid-year Test.

The Samoa v PNG clash is the third game of the triple at Leichhardt Oval with the inaugural women’s match between the Papua New Guinea Orchids and Fiji Bulikula along with the Fiji and Lebanon clash on the same day.

The women’s match will be broadcast live across NRL digital platforms plus Kayo Sports and the two men’s matches will be broadcast nationally across the Nine Network, Fox Sports and NRL Live Pass, as well as Sky NZ in New Zealand.

Pacific Test Invitational 
3:30pm                Gates Open
3:40pm                Fiji v Papua New Guinea (Women’s)
5:40pm                Fiji v Lebanon
7:55pm                Samoa v Papua New Guinea 

Anthony Milford © Brisbane Broncos
Josh Aloiai Wests Tigers
Fa’amanu Brown Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Michael Chee Kam Wests Tigers
Herman Ese'ese Newcastle Knights
Raymond Faitala-Mariner Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
James Gavet Newcastle Knights
Hymel Hunt Newcastle Knights
Jamayne Isaako Brisbane Broncos
Mason Lino Newcastle Knights
Jarome Luai Penrith Panthers
David Nofoaluma Wests Tigers
Junior Paulo Parramatta Eels
Marion Seve Melbourne Storm
Jaydn Su’A Brisbane Broncos
Jorge Taufua Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Martin Taupau Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Chanel Harris-Tavita New Zealand Warriors 

Papua New Guinea
Edene Gabbie Wynnum Manly
Edwin Epape Wynnum Manly
Enock Maki PNG Hunter
James Segeyaro Brisbane Broncos
Junior Rau PNG Hunters
Justin Olam Melbourne Storm
Kurt Baptiste North Queensland Cowboys
Kyle Laybutt North Queensland Cowboys
Lachlan Lam Sydney Roosters
Luke Page Burleigh Bears
Moses Meninga PNG Hunters
Nixon Putt Norths Devils
Rhadley Brawa Wynnum Manly
Rhyse Martin Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Stanton Albert PNG Hunters
Terry Wapi PNG Hunters
Xavier Coates Brisbane Broncos
Zev John Melbourne Storm 

Tickets to the representative weekend’s most colourful and culturally diverse event are on sale now via and available for as little as $10 for an adult and $5 for kids.




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