THE New South Wales Rugby League Academy team, the NSW Young Achievers, is in Kokopo m and will feature some of the state’s most promising talent as they take on the Junior Kumuls in a series of matches starting tomorrow.
The NSW side features one of the most exciting young rugby league players to come out of Lithgow, Nicholas Miller who is part of the Melbourne Storm Under-16s.
Miller can line up in any position in the forwards or be used as a back with his exceptional speed and evasive qualities.
The Academy has been sending junior sides to PNG for the past 15 years. The team left Sydney yesterday after attending the NRL grand final.
They will play three games on their tour including the curtain-raiser to the Prime Ministers XIII match on Sunday.
The Academy’s first match is tomorrow against a Kokopo schoolboys team.
The next match is on Friday against Rabaul.
Saturday will be a special day as the young stars train with the PM’s XIII before holding coaching clinics and visiting the War Memorial.
Their final match is against a PNG national team prior to the PM’s XIII match. They return to Australia on Monday.
NSW Young Achievers: Ethan Butler (Mudgee), Jesse Parker (Parkes), Jayden Fagg (Oberon), Jackson Watson (Gymea), Isaac Thompson (Narromine), Izaac Scott (Forbes), Treymaine Brown (Hurstville), Joshua Bermingham (Tamworth), John Bastick (Orange), Maverick Tweedie (Thirlmere), William Burns (Parkes), Matthew Woolnough (Forbes), Cameron Murray (Sydney), Brett Howard (Nyngan), James Goonrey (Forbes), Donald Kennedy (Narromine), Nicholas Wright (Narromine), Caleb Wardman (Nyngan), Nick Miller (Lithgow), Lachlan Pass (Wyong).
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Downer Rugby League 9s World Cup
- PNG Kumuls 0 Australia 26
- PNG Kumuls 18 New Zealand Kiwis 18
- PNG Kumuls 23 USA Tomahawks 10
Pacific Test Results
201 9 - PNG Kumuls 28 Great Britain Lions 10
2019 - Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 20
2019 - PNG Kumls 6 Samoa 24
2018 - PNG Kumuls 26 Fiji Bati 14
2017 - PNG Kumuls 32 Cook Islands 22
2016 - PNG Kumuls 24 Fiji Bati 22
2015- Fiji Bati 22 PNG Kumuls 22
World Cup Results
Round 1 : PNG Kumuls 50 Wales 6
Round 2: PNG Kumuls 14 Ireland 6
Round 3 PNG Kumuls 64 USA 0
Quarter Finals : PNG Kumuls 6 England 36