Time to expose PNG talent

Steven Nightingale said the Digicel Cup competition is getting stronger and more exposure to international events, like the Prime Minister’s XIII, will help build the players up.

“It will be better for the Hunters, better for the Kumuls, and better for the country as a whole,” said Nightingale.

He went on to say the team is prepared for tomorrow.

“Preparation has been good. We have boys from the Tigers and Gurias which make up the core of the team. We just finished from the grand final so still have match fitness.

​Aussies to touch down after lunch

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.

Marum: Game will develop and build experience

Marum’s men will go up against what is arguably the strongest Australian PM’s side, who are looking to finalise their squad for the upcoming Four Nations.

But Marum remains confident his boys will put up a good challenge.

“It will be a definite boost for the players. Tomorrow’s game will be something the boys will never forget about. I urge all supporters to come out tomorrow and get behind both teams.”

Tomorrow’s game will kick off at 4.30pm at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.