Australia name PMXIII squad for PNG clash

Greg Bird will lead the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII in their annual match against Papua New Guinea in Kokopo on Sunday 12 October.

The Australians usually emerge victorious in the fixture, but could be tested this year as PNG look to reap the benefits of having a team in the Queensland Cup.

Greg Bird will captain the Australian PM13 team to take on the PNG PM13 side

The Australian’s have dominated the annual fixture but could be in for a tough test as the PNG side reaps the benefits of having the PNG Hunters play in the Queensland Cup this year. This means that the Kumuls will be much more fitter across the park and with the home advantage could give the Australian’s a hard time on the pitch.

Australia‘s PM13 Squad

Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers), Josh Mansour (Penrith Panthers), Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm), Sione Mata’utia (Newcastle Knights), Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters), Anthony Milford (Canberra Raiders), Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers), Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders), Ryan Hoffman (Melbourne Storm), Beau Scott (Newcastle Knights), Greg Bird (c) (Gold Coast Titans), Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys), Brenton Lawrence (Manly Sea Eagles), Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos), Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters), Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)

PNG PM13 Squad

Dion Aiye, Stanton Albert, Israel Eliab, Adam Korave, Roger Laka, Gary Lo, Timothy Lomai (all PNG Hunters), Rhys Martin (NYC Roosters), Mark Mexico (NSW Cup Cronulla), Willie Minoga (PNG Hunters), Kato Otio (National Championship), Sebastine Pandia, Brandy Peter, Wartovo Puara, Esau Siune, Jason Tali, Thompson Tete, Lawrence Tu’u (all PNG Hunters), Henry Wan (Lae Snax Tigers), Adex Wera, Noel Zeming (both PNG Hunters)

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