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27 Oct: Papua New Guinea v England Knights

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Papua New Guinea by 13 points or more
      5
    • Papua New Guinea by 7 to 12 points
      6
    • Papua New Guinea by 1 to 6 points
      3
    • Draw
      0
    • England by 1 to 6 points
      9
    • England by 7 to 12 points
      16
    • England by 13 points or more
      6

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Depends on how England adapt to the conditions. I’ve gone for a tight PNG win if they are at full strength.

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2 minutes ago, marklaspalmas said:

On TV?

Possibly streamed via OurLeague, but not yet confirmed.

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2 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Possibly streamed via OurLeague, but not yet confirmed.

Dear Lord, please make sure all the moaning bleeders on here are able to access a decent stream.

:rolleyes:

 

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5 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Dear Lord, please make sure all the moaning bleeders on here are able to access a decent stream.

:rolleyes:

 

pesky customers wanting a decent service, eh?

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PNG squad taken from PNG Kumuls Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/PNGKumulsRL/

Ase Boas - PNG Hunters
Brandon Nima - Goroka Lahanis (debutant)
David Mead - Catalan Dragons (captain)
Dilbert Isaac - PNG Hunters (debutant)
Edwin Ipape - Lae Snax Tigers (debutant)
Enock Maki - PNG Hunters
James Segeyaro - Cronulla Sharks
Junior Rau - PNG Hunters
Justin Olam - Melbourne Storm
Kyle Laybutt - North Queensland Cowboys
Moses Meninga - PNG Hunters
Nene Macdonald - St George Illawarra Dragons
Nixon Putt - PNG Hunters
Rhadley Brawa - PNG Hunters
Stanton Albert - PNG Hunters
Tom Butterfield - Easts Tigers
Watson Boas - PNG Hunters
Wellington Albert - Widnes Vikings
Woods Kawage - Enga Mioks (debutant)
Zev John - Melbourne Storm (debutant)
Coach: Michael Marum

Segeyaro and Laybutt only join up with the squad for the 2nd game in Port Moresby. Team announced on Thursday. 

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2 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

Dear Lord, please make sure all the moaning bleeders on here are able to access a decent stream.

:rolleyes:

 

It had a 97% success rate according to a press release.

I must admit it kept falling out for me and the stream needed refreshing - reminded me of playing around with the aerial in the back of an old 📺 tv!

My favourite thing was the clock being wrong in the first half by 7 minutes!

 

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Should be a good game this one. The PNG team have some very good players, in particular Mead and Nene Macdonald but the English boys are pretty much all regulars in Super League.

Could easily go either way but I will go with the Knights based on a bit more quality across the 17.

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I hope PNG win this series for the credibility of the international game. Should be good crowds and colorful atmospheres.

Difficult to predict but I'll go PNG with home advantage.

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Glad to see Brad Fash and Dean Hadley getting a chance, too many of our fans slagging both players off, many stating Fash is too small yet has been holding his own against much bigger players all season and last. Also forgetting he's just 22, Hadley will bring plenty of experience and can play 13 or 9 and was outstanding for Wakefield last year and would be seen as a very decent player if it weren't for the fact he plays in a team that is all about crash bang wallop and isn't used properly/used as a stop gap.

Should do well if they can keep their heads and not be intimidated physically and by the atmosphere, I reckon Kumuls by 6 but it's still a toss up as to how this pans out.

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No Rhyse Martin? Who is the Kumuls' backup kicker, I wonder?

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11 hours ago, Futtocks said:

No Rhyse Martin? Who is the Kumuls' backup kicker, I wonder?

Rhyse Martin asked not to be selected so he could "prepare for 2019". Ase Boas kicks for the Hunters. 

4 hours ago, kiwis 13 6 said:

Kumuls being at home with mead, segeyaro, mcdonald etc should win this

Segeyaro is only available for the second match. 

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13 hours ago, Denton Rovers RLFC said:

Glad to see Brad Fash and Dean Hadley getting a chance, too many of our fans slagging both players off, many stating Fash is too small yet has been holding his own against much bigger players all season and last. Also forgetting he's just 22, Hadley will bring plenty of experience and can play 13 or 9 and was outstanding for Wakefield last year and would be seen as a very decent player if it weren't for the fact he plays in a team that is all about crash bang wallop and isn't used properly/used as a stop gap.

Should do well if they can keep their heads and not be intimidated physically and by the atmosphere, I reckon Kumuls by 6 but it's still a toss up as to how this pans out.

Send Hadley back to Trinity, he was outstanding for us.

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7 hours ago, kiwis 13 6 said:

Kumuls being at home with mead, segeyaro, mcdonald etc should win this

Yes Mead, Segeyaro and McDonald are very good but I disagree with the 'etc.' part The rest are either Queensland Cup or reserve grade. The Knights are pretty much all Super League players. Not saying it is a nailed on win by any means but the Knights have more consistent quality across the 17.

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17 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

Yes Mead, Segeyaro and McDonald are very good but I disagree with the 'etc.' part The rest are either Queensland Cup or reserve grade. The Knights are pretty much all Super League players. Not saying it is a nailed on win by any means but the Knights have more consistent quality across the 17.

I agree. Let's say full England are 20-30pts better then PNG, away, the Knights should have enough about them to win by a close margin. The first test I can't see PNG winning as no Segeyaro who is a good hooker and will do damage. 

A 1-1 series with two close games would be good for everyone! 

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