Papua New Guinea vs Wales

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A favourable group containing Ireland and Wales bodes well for Michael Marum’s side as they look to top the group and emerge through to the knockout stages of the competition — something which is somewhat expected of the co-host nation.After the success of the PNG Hunters in the Intrust Super Cup competition, the home side will look to continue the success of rugby league in the nation now in the World Cup.

With all three games at home (and the exciting nature of that home crowd), PNG have a huge advantage over their opponents and it’ll be interesting to note in just the second game of the competition how well the visiting team adjust to Papua New Guinea as a nation — the only country at the World Cup where rugby league is the official sport.

PNG come in to the tournament with good preparation behind them; a solid win over Fiji was followed by a strong showing against Australia, while some of their domestic-based players also performed strongly in the annual Prime Minister’s XIII clash. Throw in the success of the Hunters as well (who won the QLD-stated based competition),

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