"I congratulate our Kumuls for a great win, you served your Nation proud today.
"This is the first time we have ever beaten Wales in the history of the Rugby League World Cup, and the highest points scored by our Kumuls in the history of the competition.
“The team performed strongly against a solid team from Wales, but lets never be complacent.
"There are some strong teams you will meet in the future.
"Maintain your focus, stick to your training regime, and carry the heart of our Nation on your jerseys.