This weekend will be a landmark in the history of Papua New Guinea rugby league, as the country's brand new team, the Hunters, make their debut in the Queensland Cup, taking on Redcliffe Dolphins in Brisbane.
They'll be without one of their rising stars though, Wellington Albert, who has already been snapped up to play for Penrith in the NRL.
But Wellington said he believes all of his former team mates are capable of following him into the professional game.
And as he settles down to life in Sydney, he said the opportunity to turn pro was one he just couldn't turn down.
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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