11th October 2017, 09:05
Lo’s aims to continue remarkable year at the World Cup
With a two-year deal at Castleford Tigers already signed following an outstanding second season at Sheffield Eagles, winger Garry Lo is now readying himself for a World Cup campaign with Papua New Guinea.
Lo won a clean sweep of awards at the Eagles’ End of Season Presentation Night and his call-up for Michael Marum’s Kumuls is a fine reward for his great work.
The powerhouse outside back scored 27 tries in the regular Kingstone Press Championship season while adding nine more in the Championship Shield as the Eagles made their way to a second consecutive final.
A hat-trick in the final against Toulouse, despite picking up an injury in the first half, meant Lo signed off in style but it has now been confirmed that his breakthrough year is not over.
Lo will be fighting for a starting spot in the PNG starting lineup against a host of NRL players including the likes of Brisbane Broncos’ David Mead, Canberra’s Kato Ottio, St George Illawarra’s Nene McDonald.
However, the inclusion of Lo from a Championship club is quite an achievement considering there has been times in the past where others in a similar situation have been shunned.
Toulouse Olympique’s Kuni Minga was a powerful force in the second tier this year and he is not included in Marum’s squad.
Due to Lo signing a contract with Castleford for next year, the PNG selectors may have been swayed and now the winger has a massive chance to show his talent on the world stage.
It’s fair to say the Sheffield and Castleford fans will be keeping an eye on his exploits.
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By Dan Fowler