New Zealand Rugby League

Papua New Guinea Rugby League

By Richard Cowley, Updated: 8/11/13

Teams: New Zealand v Papua New Guinea

Venue: Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, England. Capacity 21,062

Date: Friday 8th November 2013

Kick-off time: 8pm (Local Time)

Sydney (Australia – New South Wales), Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 7:00:00 AM

Auckland (New Zealand),Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 9:00:00 AM

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 6:00:00 AM

Brisbane (Australia – Queensland), Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 6:00:00 AM

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2013 RLWC TV viewing information: Channel Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches live in Australia on the 7mate channel. In the UK the BBC will show all England games along with the RLWC Final while Premier Sports will broadcast all other RLWC games.

Overview: Papua New Guinea will be playing for pride when they meet the Kiwis at Headingley Stadium in Leeds on Friday night. The Kumuls lost by one point to France in the first week of the World Cup. The Kumuls then copped a hiding from Samoa and looked totally different to the team that took part in the 2008 RLWC. Adrian Lam and Mal Meninga will have to pull out every trick in the book to get the Kumuls up for this game. 

New Zealand will be looking to cement their position at the top of Group B. New Zealand have been playing great football and this game is just a formality for the Kiwis who have booked their place in the quarter finals. Kearney will be looking for another solid performance from his troops after a great defensive effort against France last week.

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2013 RLWC New Zealand v Papua New Guinea teams

New Zealand 2013 RLWC Squad: 

1 Josh Hoffman

2 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

3 Dean Whare

4 Bryson Goodwin

5 Manu Vatuvei

6 Kieran Foran

7 Shaun Johnson

8 Ben Matulino

9 Issac Luke

10 Jesse Bromwich

11 Alex Glenn

12 Sonny Bill Williams

13 Elijah Taylor

14 Sam Moa

15 Sam Kasiano

16 Frank-Paul Nu’uausala

17 Greg Eastwood

18 Jason Nightingale

19 Thomas Leuluai

Head coach: Stephen Kearney

Papua New Guinea 2013 RLWC Squad: 

Josiah Abavu

Paul Aiton

Dion Aiye

Wellington Albert

Joe Bruno

Jason Chan

Neville Costigan

Richard Kambo

Enoch Maki

Bosam Nene MacDonald

David Mead

Mark Mexico

Jessie Joe Nandye

Sebastioan Pandia

Francis Paniu

Jason Tali

Ray Thompson

Charlie Wabo

Menzie Yere

Head coach: Adrian Lam