Papua New Guinea have put on their best first half of international rugby league in Campbelltown on Saturday afternoon blowing the Bati of the park in an upset 26-14.
By Brian Lowe, Date: 24/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)
Papua New Guinea is without a doubt one of the success stories of this Rugby League World Cup.
Rugby League World Cup Chief Executive Andrew Hill congratulated the PNG Hunters for a thrilling Queensland Cup Grand Final win today that has kick-started the biggest six weeks of sporting action in the country’s history.
Kick-off 3.15pm AEST, Campbelltown Stadium. Game televised live on Fox Sports 2.
Papua New Guinea have named a 18 man squad for their International Test against Cook Islands this Saturday May 6th at Campbelltown Stadium.
PNG have named their squad for the upcoming PM XIII's clash against Australia on Saturday the 24th of September in Port Moresby.
Papua New Guinea, who will host a group in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, were the big winners after the southern hemisphere international weekend, moving up three places to eleventh in the new world rankings.
Two SP Hunters players have been given “train and trial” opportunities with NRL clubs while the third has been contracted to another Intrust Super Cup club.
Kato Ottio has joined the Canberra Raiders while Warren Clare is bound for Cronulla Sharks on “train & trial” engagements.
The Australian Prime Minister’s XIII notched up their 10th win in 11 starts overnight, 40 - 12 against a spirited Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII in Port Moresby.
The game was enjoyed in front of a packed crowd of more than 18,000 fans at the Sir John Guise Stadium in the nation’s capital, with everyone excited to see their heroes on both sides finally take the field after a much anticipated build-up.