Monday, January 26, 2015
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Papua New Guinea

PNG win Commonwealth Championship


Papua New Guinea has won the inaugural Commonwealth Rugby League Championship, defeating Australia 22-8 in the final of the Nines competition in Cumbernauld. The tournament is an exhibition sport for the Commonwealth Games, and is likely to have a similar status when the 2018 Commonwealth Games are held on the Gold Coast in Australia. Wales took the bronze medal, beating ... Read More »

Wales to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines


Wales have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby League Commonwealth Nines Championship after wins over Scotland and Jamaica on Friday. In the first day of the tournament at Glasgow’s Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC, Wales put on two excellent performances for their wins and a creditable performance in their defeat against favourites Australia. Finishing second in their group, Wales ... Read More »

Papua New Guinea name team to face New Zealand

Papua New Guinea’s Enoch Maki has been impressed with the support that his side received throughout Rugby League World Cup 2013, and despite losing each of their matches he is looking forward to tackling New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Friday (8.00pm). The Papuans went down 38-4 to Samoa in their last Group B fixture, in a match ... Read More »

Rhinos sign Aiton

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton, 28, from Super League rivals Wakefield Wildcats for an undisclosed fee. Aiton is set to lead Papua New Guinea in their crucial Rugby League World Cup clash with World Champions New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie this Friday, kick off 8pm. The hooker was Wakefield’s Player of the ... Read More »

Full Time Report: PNG 4 Samoa 38

Samoa weathered a spirited PNG fightback in the second half to record a resounding victory in east Hull. Jessie Joe Nandye charged over after a good run from Josiah Abavu six minutes after the interval but that unconverted try was all that PNG could offer. Midway through the second period Sauaso Sue reached over to score by the posts with ... Read More »

Half Time Report: PNG 0 Samoa 28

Anthony Milford was superb in attack and Sia Soliola dominant in defence as Samoa ran-in five first-half tries to be in a commanding position at half-time. It took just 80 seconds for the Samoans to open their account as they took advantage of an error-strewn start by PNG. Suaia Matagi reached over and Milford converted. On nine minutes Antonio Winterstein ... Read More »

PNG star Menzie Yere meets The Queen

Menzie Yere meets The Queen at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of his next match in Rugby League World Cup 2013, Papua New Guinea and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League star Menzie Yere, has received royal recognition for his outstanding work with the Kits2Kids Menzie Yere Foundation. Menzie, was given special permission to leave the Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup team base, where the team are preparing ahead of ... Read More »

PNG’s Aiton wins appeal against suspension

An International Disciplinary Tribunal has cleared Paul Aiton to play in Papua New Guinea’s Rugby League World Cup Group B game against Samoa at Craven Park, Hull, on Monday November 4. Aiton successfully appealed the one-match suspension handed down by an International Match Review Panel for a careless high tackle on Morgan Escare of France in a fixture on Sunday ... Read More »

Full Time Report: PNG 8 France 9

France held out for a dramatic one-point win over PNG at Craven Park after PNG fullback David Mead missed a kickable penalty goal in the last minute when France had been penalised for offside. PNG had recovered from a two-point interval deficit with Josiah Abavu crossing for a try two minutes into the second half but, despite a lengthy period of ... Read More »

Half Time Report: PNG 4 France 6

France had a narrow lead over Papua New Guinea at half time of their game in Hull on the second day of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. France had opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Thomas Bosc ghosted through the PNG defence. Bosc converted his own try. It took PNG 11 minutes to hit back with winger ... Read More »