Papua New Guinea rugby fans now have the luxury of direct flights between Port Moresby and Townsville, the home of North Queensland Cowboys, to watch them live in action.
With rugby league being the unofficial national sport of the country, Australia’s NRL will be only one hour and forty minutes flight away.
For the 5,000 PNG residents residing in Townsville, the flight also gives them the opportunity to bring friends and family for a visit.
Fans will get a chance to see the former Dairy Farmer’s stadium, which is now known as the 1300 Smile stadium. They will experience the adrenaline rush in a more than 15,000 audience capacity of the stadium.
Speaking off camera, Mayor Jenny Hill said Townsville is looking forward to take PNG visitors on a journey of delightful experiences, through sports and to also build on relationships.
But rugby league is all about families and individuals bonding through harmless rivalry.
Since the Cowboy’s 2015 victory, plans and designs for the new cowboy’s stadium have already been produced and are awaiting construction.
The new stadium will be built in the middle of the city, making it convenient for visitors and tourists wanting to watch the game.
The construction of the new stadium will commence in 2018.