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Players from the elite national competition in Papua New Guinea, the Digicel Cup, have dominated the PNG Prime Ministers XIII side that will take on the Australian Prime Ministers XIII this Sunday at Lloyd Robson Oval.

In front of what is expected to be a capacity crowd at the recently renovated venue, PNG coach Adrian Lam, will be looking to use the match to help build depth as the nation looks to prepare for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII

Josiah Abavu (Vipers), Mathew Puke (Muruks),   Richard Kambo (Vipers), Jason Tali (Eagles), Albert Patak (Guria), Dion Aiye (Guria), Israel Eliab (Vipers), Rodney Pora (Guria), Charlie Wabo (Muruks),  Gonzella Urakusie (Lahanis), David Loko (Mioks), Mark Mexico (Tigers); Glen Nami (Lahanis); Interchange: Wesley Mohokule (Lahanis), Larson Marabe (Gurias), Enoch Maki (Muruks),  Wartovo Puara Jr (Guria); Essau Siune (Lions)

Previous Results:

2011: Australia PM XIII 36 d. Papua New Guinea PM XIII 22
2010: Australia PM XIII 30 d. Papua New Guinea PM XIII 18
2009: Australia PM XIII 42 d. Papua New Guinea PM XIII 18
2008: Australia PM XIII 54 d. Papua New Guinea PM XIII 30
2007: Australia PM XIII 24 drew with Papua New Guinea PM XIII 24
2006: Australia PM XIII 28 d. Papua New Guinea PM XIII 8
2003: Australia PM XIII 32 d. Papua New Guinea PM XIII 0

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