Meninga flew into Port Moresby from Sydney yesterday and spent a little over an hour at Jackson Airport before heading to Kokopo to join up with assistant coach Michael Marum and the squad.
The 54-year-old was to have come a week earlier but delays with his visa pushed his arrival back several days.
PNG Rugby Football League chief executive officer Brad Tassell confirmed that Meninga would be with the team until the test against Tonga on October 19.
“Mal has been in constant contact with Michael while he’s been in Australia and knows how the boys are doing. It was just unfortunate that we had to renew his visa late that kept him back. Otherwise, he’s up there with the team and they’re getting ready for game on Sunday,” Tassell said.
The Queensland Origin coach has a task on hand to ensure the team is competitive against a strong Australian PMs XIII side which will look to keep its unblemished record against their PNG counterparts at Kalabond Oval on Sunday.