A Papua New Guinean politician has sparked controversy in the world of rugby league, after he told parliament that the country’s national rugby league team is ready to “hunt down, kill and eat” their Australian and New Zealand counterparts.
PNG’s state enterprise minister Ben Micah told parliament that the Pacific Games — held in Port Moresby this month — proved the country could compete on the world stage, and they will now be able to properly compete against the big guns of world rugby league.
“I think Australia and New Zealand can look level at us and not laugh at us anymore,” Mr Micah said according to an ABC report.
“[In future] I predict, Mr Speaker, our Kumuls are going to beat the Kangaroos.
“We are going to hunt them down, we’ll kill them and we’ll eat them.”