The game will kick off at Westpac Stadium at 12:55pm local time (9:55am PNG time).
PNG’s next game is against Kenya and will get underway at 3:56pm. This will be followed by the showdown with Argentina at 7:44pm.
The finals will be played the next day.
PNG has been placed in Pool A of the tournament with England, Kenya and Argentina. In Pool B are South Africa, Fiji, Australia and Japan. Pool C consists of New Zealand, USA, France and Samoa. Pool D features Scotland, Wales, Russia and Canada.
The two day tournament will run from January 28-29.