"The PNG Mozzies have made our nation proud with their solid performance to win the AFL International Cup against our friends from New Zealand,” PM O’Neill said in a statement.
"It was a tough match-up of two very good teams and it was very well done by our boys to maintain their focus and win the game.
“As back-to-back champions, you have a lot to be proud of, and each of you is an inspiration to the youths of our nation.
“The Mozzies have again made Papua New Guinea proud and carried our flag high for the world to see.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Papua New Guinea, I extend the nation’s congratulations to the players, coaching staff and officials from the PNG Mozzies.”
(Papua New Guinea celebrates after the game. Picture: AFL Photos)