Just like every Papua New Guinean, a proud Prime Minister Peter O’Neill extended his congratulations to the PNG LNG Kumuls on their whopping victory over USA yesterday (Nov 12).
"You demonstrated your professionalism on the field for a spectacular result,” says the PM.
"From the players, coaches and support staff we have seen commitment to deliver three straight wins.
"It will be a tough match, and we know that you will give it your all as you prepare for the game in Melbourne next week.”
The PM further congratulates our friends from the United States for their support for rugby league and travelling to Papua New Guinea to meet our team.
"The matches played in Papua New Guinea have been an outstanding success,” he says.
"Well done to all of our Rugby League World Cup officials and volunteers who organised three great games of the national sport.
"Around Papua New Guinea we have enjoyed an outpouring of national pride and emotion.
"The success of these international games further strengthens the opportunity for Papua New Guinea to host further major rugby league games in Papua New Guinea.”
(Debutant Lachlan Lam and Watson Boas celebrating yesterday at the Oil Search National Football Stadium. The Kumuls beat USA Hawks 64-0)