Aussies thrash PNG 58-0

The Australian PM's XIII proved too strong handing the NGCB PNG PM's XIII a 58-0 beating tonight at the National Football Stadium.

15, 011 vocal fans packed the stadium to watch what was a David and Goliath battle.

The Australians were in to score as early as the fourth minute when a kick to the wing from five eighth Mitchell Moses fell safely into the hands of Josh Dugan who ran into score.

The visitors were back minutes later after quick hands sent a flying Blake Ferguson over for the Australian's second try.

The Australians were up 16-0 by the 17th minute this time sending in Semi Radradra who was too big and strong to stop from finding the line.

A two minute break after the 20 minute mark was gladly welcomed by PNG who took the time to regroup.

The short break worked more in PNG's favor as it slowed down the Australian's momentum.

The middle of the first half saw a scrappy passage of play from both teams with a comedy of ball handling errors.

The moment everyone had been waiting for arrived just before halftime when captain and crowd favorite Greg Inglis muscled his way over to slam the ball down and do his trademark Goanna crawl.

This sent the crowd into a frenzy as the Aussies took a 22-0 lead going into the break after a successful conversion from Moses.

 The second half is when the Aussies went into full throttle thoroughly dominating possession with a flurry of tries.

Inglis grabbed his second in style in the 54th minute somersaulting over on the wing.

There was no stopping the Australians who after one hour of the match, were up 32-0.

The last four tries came easy to Tyson Frizell, Moses, Ferguson, Mbye and the last was scored by Moses again seconds before the full time siren off a Matt Moylan kick.

 After the game saw more action with violence as police and security guards fought off and chased back hundreds of rugby league fanatics who rushed onto the field after boots, socks and even uniform trousers of the Australian players.

Troy Taule