David Mead

Mead ready to lead

“The majority of the boys are from the Hunters. They had a huge year, a very successful year. They’re a lot more professional now. They know how to look after their bodies really well. They’re also mentally a lot tougher.

“In my opinion, this is one of the best squads we’ve ever had.

“It’s just a matter of preparing well at training, taking that over to Fiji and building from there to get ready for the World Cup

Mead impressed with NFS

Pleased that the Stadium will cater for three Rugby League World Cup matches against the PNG Kumuls, Mead says that he is impressed with the conditions of the field.

He adds that in 2009 when playing for the PNG Kumuls he observed that the surface of the field plus the standard of facilities was not up to par, but now the condition is more conducive.

The former PNG Kumuls Captain said that despite this being his third appearance for the PNG Kumuls and he is more excited than ever of the prospect to wear the red, black and gold jumper once more.

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VIDEO: Mead on NFS

He said in 2009 when playing for the PNG Kumuls the surface of the field plus the standard of facilities were not up to par but now the condition is more conducive.

 

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​Mead looking forward to Kumuls stint

Mead said with the great build up by the PNG Hunters players, he is confident the PNG Kumuls will be a team to look out for come the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in November.

Mead said the opportunity to play for the Kumuls in the world cup will be another bonus to him representing the country once more.

He said after the match with PNG Hunters on Sunday, with him playing for the Wynumm Manly Seagulls, the level of physical fitness in the players was overwhelming.

VIDEO: Mead for Kumuls

Mead said with the great build up by the PNG Hunters players so far, he is confident the PNG Kumuls will be a team to look out for come the 20-17 Rugby League World Cup in November.

 

Benny Geteng with more 

Mead: I have a rib cartilage injury

Mead, who is currently in Port Moresby told Loop PNG said he was obviously disappointed to be missing out on playing this weekend.

“I have a rib cartilage injury and I’ve been playing with it since the Roosters game. I’ve been getting a needle every game and it’s pretty painful the next morning when I wake up and during the week at training. It’s affecting my training.

“I spoke to Wayne and he told me to make sure to get my body right, have the weekend off to rest up well and come ready to train next week.

Mead spends time with fans

The PNG Kumuls and Brisbane Broncos star took photos, signed posters and took part in some fun and games with the public.

“It’s a pretty good feeling. It’s always good for me to get out in public and meet Papua New Guineans.

“I know they all love their rugby league and they’re very passionate. I can see it on their faces when they meet rugby league players. It’s good to be here,” Mead said.

General Manager of Fone Haus, Damian Ames said Mead has been the Digicom Ambassador for five months now.

VIDEO: Mead confident on Kumuls prospects

Professional PNG rugby league footballer David Mead is confident that Kumuls will be a force to be reckoned with. 

Mead new BSP brand Ambassador

Mead is a Papua New Guinean professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Brisbane Broncos of the National Rugby League (NRL).

Robin Fleming, BSP CEO said the athlete was chosen based on the bank's values for integrity, professionalism and qualities among others and his simplicity and career with rugby.

The bank also admires how Mead recognises his Papua New Guinean roots and everybody who have contributed to his career.

"We are PNG, so we have chosen an elite athlete for an elite bank.

Mead re-signs with Broncos

Not only will Mead start the match against the Rabbitohs tonight after Jordan Kahu was withdrawn with a groin issue, he has some big news off the field.

Mead last night re-signed with the Broncos for another season, meaning he will be at the club until at least the end of 2018.

Mead joined the Broncos from the Gold Coast Titans at the end of last year.

On the day of the big game against the Rabbitohs, Mead said he is excited about staying with Broncos for another season.

Mead said he is excited about the challenge of making the team.