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 Canada 20-8, while Scotland defeated England to finish in fifth place.
The final results of the matches for the play-off positions were as follows:
Gold Medal: PNG 22 Australia 8
Bronze Medal: Wales 20 Canada 8
Fifth place: Scotland 14 England 8
Seventh place: Jamaica 12 South Africa 4
A full report and photos from the tournament will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.
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