​Aussies to touch down after lunch

​The Australian Prime Minister’s XIII and Australian Jillaroos will arrive in Port Moresby today.

The Jillaroos are due in at 12.35pm with the Australian PM’s XIII side arriving from Cairns half an hour later at 1.10pm.

Both teams will enter through the ceremonial park for the public to greet them.

Following this, a media conference will be held at 3.30pm at the Stanley Hotel where the Australian PM’s XIII coach, Mal Meninga, and captain Aaron Woods plus Jillaroos coach, Brad Donald, and captain Ruan Sims, will attend.

They will be joined by NGCB PNG PM’s XIII coach, Stanley Tepend, and captain Charlie Simon plus Oil Search PNG Orchids coach, Dennis Miall and captain Cathy Neap.

All four teams will attend dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel later in the evening to help raise funds for the Orchids.

The teams will conduct coaching clinics on Friday morning at the National Football Stadium.

The theme for this year’s matches is “Strong Men Respect Women”.

This is will be the Jillaroos’ first visit to PNG, while the Orchids will make history by playing their first ever test.

The Orchids play the Jillaroos at the National Football Stadium on Saturday at 2pm.

This will be followed by the PNG PM’s XIII and Australian PM’s XII clash at 4.30pm.

Acting Prime Minister, Charles Abel, will kick off the main game.

An U16 match between PNG and the NSW Young Achievers will be the curtain raiser at 12pm.

(Australian PM’s XIII team during last year’s match)

Troy Taule