These two games will mark the official start to our PNG Rugby League season.
Our two champion teams – Digicel Cup premiers Lae Snax Tigers and Queensland Intrust Super Cup premiers SP PNG Hunters - begin their defence against quality opposition.
In a statement, PNGRFL CEO, Reatau Rau explained that both games are equal in status with the first game between the Tigers and Nadi Aviators not dubbed as a curtain raiser but the first of the international double header for the day.
Lae Snax Tigers will be playing to retain the Melanesian Club Championship Cup. This is a RLIF sanctioned game and national anthems of PNG and Fiji will be sung before kick -off at 12:45pm.
The pre- season trial between the SP Hunters and Brisbane Broncos is the second game of the double header.
This will be the only trial fixture before the season proper for the Broncos starts 12 days later against St George Dragons while our SP Hunters’ hunt to defend the premiership begins 14 days later against Ipswich Jets at home.
Tickets for the International Double Header go on sale at 9am this Saturday February 10 at the Ticketmaster’s outlets in Port Moresby.
“We thank Digicel for taking these two international games to every Papua New Guinean who will not be able to attend. Footages of the game will be shared with the other networks for news purposes only,” said Rau.