Monday, April 22, 2024

Pacifique Treize Set for Historic First Tour

Pacifique Treize, the Noumea based rugby league team which aims to provide opportunities to players from the French speaking territories in the Pacific, namely New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia, are set to undertake a historic...

PNG Residents XIII run out of steam against South Sydney

By Richard Cowley, Date:11/2/13 

On Saturday the 2nd of Feb under the watchful eyes of Adrian Lam's the Kumuls won the Cabramatta International 9's by defeating West Illawarra 10 - 4 in the final. The 9's tournament provided a solid practice run for the Kumuls but did not provide the match fitness required to take on a team at NRL level. 

PNG v Tonga RLWC2021

Tonga edge past Papua New Guinea in brutal and brilliant bout

Tonga has survived a scare in its World Cup opener, holding off a powerful Papua New Guinea side to win a tight affair 24-18 late at St Helens. In a pulsating contest at the Totally Wicked Stadium, arguably the game...
PNG Hunters

PNG Hunters secure Intrust Super Cup future

Date: 7/2/19

The Papua New Guinea Hunters have today signed a new Participation Agreement with the Queensland Rugby League to compete in the Intrust Super Cup from 2019-2022.

NZ Kiwis Haka RLWC2021

2021 Rugby League World Cup Men’s quarter-final line up confirmed

Photo Credit Getty Images An intriguing men’s quarter-final line up is in the offing at Rugby League World Cup 2021 following the completion of the group stages, which has seen some fantastic matches take place across the country. Shaun Wane’s England,...
PNG Kumuls

PNG 2017 Rugby League World Cup in review – Kumuls a World Cup success...

By Brian Lowe, Date: 24/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Papua New Guinea is without a doubt one of the success stories of this Rugby League World Cup.

Pacific Test

Fans Okay with Mid-Season Games in Aus: Poll

A series of mid-season internationals involving teams from a host of different countries have been played in Australia, rather than in those home nations, and according to a survey by Rugby League Planet, most fans are okay with that. In...
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Foundation Year - 1975

International Team - Kumuls

Highest finish in World Cup - Quarter Final (2000)

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Adrian Lam returns to assist as PNG PMXIII squad is announced

By Richard Cowley, Date: 14/9/12

In what could be a big coup for Papua New Guinea as they continue preparations for the World Cup Adrian Lam will return as coach of the Kumuls for their Prime Minister XIII's clash against Australia.

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Papua New Guinea name team for Samoa match – Positive PNG prepare for Samoa

By Kirsty Saynor, Date: 3/11/13

PNG head coach Adrian Lam has named his 19 man squad to play Samoa at MS3 Craven Park on Monday (20:00)