NRL Competition manager, Stanley Hondina, said this whilst giving an update on ticket sales today.
The NRL Competition manager said PNG Residents consists entirely of local-bred players.
“This is the pinnacle program or event for the Digicel Cup,” he stated.
“We’ve had the 22 weeks of competition, finishing grand final on the 2nd of September which was a magnificent event that we successfully delivered in front of 15,000 people.
“This is pure Papua New Guinea boys.”