The annual Prime Minister’s Rugby League Challenge betweenthPNG Kumuls andthe Australian Prime Minister’s XIII will be staged in Kokopo onthe 29th of September.
ThPM’s XIII match will bethe last ‘hit-out’ for both teams ahead oftheWorld Cup in October.
It’s a fitting reward for the people ofthe New GuineaIslands regions in particularthe East New Beitain Province giventheir well-structured junior rugby league program fromthe school boys right up tothe Digicel Cup challenge through champion team, Gurias.
The match will be played onthe 29th of September atthe Kalaond Oval and will bethe final clash for both teams beforethe Rugby LeagueWorld Cup in England in October.
East New Beitain Governor Ereman Tobaining Junior has leaped atthe chance to host a prestigious international rugby event such asthPM’s XIII and backed up bythe Sport Ministry.
It’s set to go down in history as one ofthe best matches off all time as both countries fieldtheir best players prior totheWorld Cup.
There will be additional temporary grandstands being constructed to liftthe capacity ofthe Kalaond Oval to cater for up to six thousand people.
Also known asthe graveyard andthe home ofthe Agmark Rabaul Gurias, this Year’PM’s XIII challenge is one not to be missed.
Sophie Yaruso, Trukai Sport