The 2019 Great Britain Rugby League Tour will see the Lions taking on the New Zealand Kiwis, Mate Ma'a Tonga and Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Southern Hemisphere.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 11/9/12
PNG's premier rugby league competition the 2012 Digicel Cup came to an end on the weekend.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 13/4/13
The 2013 Digicel Cup kicks off this Sunday with 5 rugby league matches taking place across Papua New Guinea. The opening match will see the Rabaul Gurias take on the Mendi Muruks at the Kalabond Oval in Kokopo.
The first round of fixtures are:
Photo: PNG Rugby League fans in Port Moresby during the Rugby League World Cup in 2017.
Papua New Guinea will host an NRL pre-season trial match between the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in February next year.
By:Jannel Mañibo Dela Torre, Date; 03/10/2014
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the only country in the world where Rugby League is the National sport.
So what better way for PNG expatriates studying, working and living in the Philippines to celebrate their countries 39th Independence day celebrations, but organize a Rugby League tournament at the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) in Cavite on Saturday the 16th of September.
National Selectors have named a Prime Ministers XIII team based on both experience and youth in preparation for the annual rugby league fixture against an Australian select side later this month.
PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka when announcing the team said that the squad is made up of Digicel Cup players and has one confederate player. He said the delay in announcing the team was to allow for protocol whereby the squad would be sent to the Prime Minister before it was released.
By Ben Ryder
With the second round of Oceania Cup games scheduled in October/November 2019, Rugby League Planet takes an in-depth look at each competing island nation and what the game of Rugby League is doing for them, as well as their strengths, weaknesses, and the nations chances at winning their respective pools.
This week it’s Papua New Guinea
PAPUA New Guinea Rugby Football League has officially announced the PNG Kumuls team for next week’s May 2 Pacific Test match against Fiji Bati at the CBUS Stadium at Robina, Gold Coast.
The 18-member team is dominated by the SP PNG Hunters with nine players.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
This page was updated 14/3/14
Foundation Year - 1975
International Team - Kumuls
Highest finish in World Cup - Quarter Final (2000)
Top level domestic competition - The Digicel Cup consist of 10 teams: Season runs from May to October. Click here for the 2013 Digicel Cup draw