Speaking after Saturday's game, Meninga commended the efforts of the NGCB PNG PM's XIII.
"I thought the effort tonight from PNG was really spirited.
"They had great attitude playing against one of the best teams in the world.
"Considering the players Michael had at his helm, I thought PNG did extemely well,"I think the future of rugby league in PNG is pretty bright" said Meninga.
He added there were a lot of good perfromances from the PNG players.