Dr George Peponis OAM

PNG crowd impresses international rugby league heavies

Australia Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant and 2017 Rugby League World Cup chairman, Dr George Peponis OAM were in Port Moresby last weekend to watch the 2017 RLWC second Pool C match between PNG LNG Kumuls and Ireland.

“The near 15,000 crowd made for an exhilarating experience that attests to the significance of international rugby league in PNG,” says Grant.

Dr Peponis, who was on his first visit to PNG and a rugby league game here, said: “It was an unforgettable experience.