The team that will represent Papua New Guinea in the Queensland Cup has been name PNG Hunters. PNGRFL ran a public promotion on choosing the correct name for the team. According to Brad Tassell, most entries from the general public chose Hunters as the name for the PNG Team and PNGRFL has decided the name
The inclusion of PNG Hunters sees that that capacity at Redcliffe's Dolphin oval is likely to be stretched to its limit when the Hunters play their first historic clash in the Intrust Super Cup.
With the match to also be televised by Channel Nine, interest in how the newcomers will fare in their first season in sure to be high, both from footy fans and other Intrust Super Cup clubs eager to get a read on what the team from PNG will bring. It will mark the start of a significant new chapter in PNG rugby league history and a challenging proposition for new coach Troy Lindsay and the Dolphins host of new signings.
The PNG Hunters at Kalabond Oval in Kokopo. This is the base for the Hunters for at least the next two seasons while Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby undergoes a major upgrade and it will be left to defending premiers Mackay Cutters will be first to find out just what kind of welcome there.
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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