Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae and Prime Minister
Peter ONeill are urging rugby league-mad Papua New Guineans to join
them and barrack for PNG Hunters in their maiden grand final
appearance in Australia this weekend.
The two leaders sent their well wishes yesterday to
the Hunters as well as the Prime Ministers XIII, who will clash
with Australias Prime Ministers XIII in Port Moresby tomorrow.
About 4000 Papua New Guineans will be watching the Hunters v
Sunshine Coast Falcons at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday in
a bid to win Queenslands state competition their first ever rugby
Papua New Guineans living and working in Australia are making
their way to the Suncorp Stadium to watch the game.
Members of Parliament, businessmen and women, and supporters
have started arriving in Brisbane, including an Air Niugini charter
from Port Moresby, for the clash.
Vice-regal Sir Bob expressed his best wishes to the PNG Hunters
on Sunday and the PNG XIII who play at the National Football
Stadium in Port Moresby tomorrow.
You are an inspiration to our young and old alike, that no
matter where they are in our country, and whatever they do, be it
in sports, business or community service, they too can have an
impact on the international scene and make our nation proud, Sir
Bob Dadae said.
Prime Minister Peter ONeill, who is in the US, will not be
present when the Hunters take on the Falcons, but he has sent his
highest regards and best wishes for the team.
Ever since the PNG Hunters were admitted to the Queensland Rugby
Leagues Intrust Cup competition in 2014, the team has represented
Papua New Guinea, and our national sport, rugby league, in the best
spirit of the game and our nation, Mr ONeill said.
The PNG Hunters has dominated the Queensland state competition
this year, winning the minor premiership, and captain Ase Boas, the
best and fairest.
If the Hunters win on Sunday, their journey wont be over. Theyll
play the winner of the New South....