A double to PNG fullback Stargroth Amean proved the difference as the Kumuls edged a spirited Cook Islands side 32-22 in the opening match of the Pacific Test triple-header at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday.
England send an early World Cup warning with a strong performance, a veteran turns back the clock, while a trio of fullbacks light up Campbelltown Stadium.
The Cook Islands rugby league side is all set to battle the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Pacific Test tonight at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Papua New Guinea back-rower Rhyse Martin expects a fired-up Cook Islands outfit after the minnow nation missed qualification for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup in October last year.
Brisbane Broncos forward Alex Glenn will make his return in the Kukis jumper when he leads the national rugby league side in the Pacific Test match against Papua New Guinea (PNG) Kumuls this week.