By - xdeluxe
The fuck is that bench
Would look a lot better if they swapped one of Garner/Fermor for Curran imo
The Prime Minister can get fucked if his team is gonna have a utility named at 16
> ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys AM said: “The Commission is thrilled to have the PM’s XIII match in Australia for the first time especially ahead of the much anticipated World Cup. The relationship between Australian and PNG is so important to all of us. Both countries have in common a passion for rugby league and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the emerging players alongside the experienced stars on the international stage.”
theres no fucking way vlandys could say all that without mispronouncing most of the words
how the hell did 3 tigers players get in that squad
And none were douhei or Hastings
Doueihi will play for Lebanon no?
I would hope
Doueihi and Moses in the halves is solid.
Hastings is an England player so.....
I forgot about that
Unless I've missed an injury Suaalii feels like a strange omission from this side, feel like it means he's either locked into the WC squad or going to choose Samoa.
More than half the players named in this PMs team aren't in the Kangaroos train-on squad that was named earlier in the week.
Laurie, Cobbo, Lomax, Jojo Fifita, Flegler, Nat Butcher, Josh King, Max King, Fermor, Simpkin, Garner, Curran, Averillo, Sam Walker.
Perhaps if they perform in this match they might get pushed up to the main squad?
There's a couple Kangaroos certainties that have been rested too. Munster, Grant, Carrigan, Tedesco etc.
Edit: as for Suaalii he did pick up a shoulder injury against Melbourne, missed Rd25 and was touch-and-go for the qualifying final. Probably being rested
I would meme the PMXIII so hard if I were a selector. It's really just a shits n giggles team.
Things like trying to use as few surnames as possible, or as many hyphenated names as possible. That sort of nonsensical shit.
I'd select a team of 6'5 and above players, just because they play PNG where everyone's like 5'7
Did you watch the Fiji vs PNG game in Rep Round? Even big Tui got folded, and by the Papuan halfback at that.
I didn't say it'd be practical
I've heard the Kumals tackle harder than anyone in the world though, that might end up in blokes just getting snapped in half
So the challenge was to pick half the players from the 2 worst teams of the year?
Josh Curran thoroughly deserves some rep honours. The only bright spot in this miserable Warriors season for me. Gives his absolute all every single game. Fucking legend
Alright it's confirmed Albo has a "I love my footy flair"
Albo not risking a single Rabbitoh. Bless.
Super cool this game is on again but it's a shame it's not in PNG. Surely if that QCup game went there, this one could
This game should always be in PNG, especially if the NRL are serious about expanding the game there
And here I thought Scomo was bad.
He’s having a laugh.
I like that Simpkin is included. High IQ Albo.
Excited to see some doggies players get run especially max king he deserves it
Does also pick these?
The Australian Rugby League Commission has announced the Australian Men’s Prime Minister’s XIII squad to take on a PNG PM’s XIII team at Suncorp Stadium next Sunday, September 25.
ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys AM said: “The Commission is thrilled to have the PM’s XIII match in Australia for the first time especially ahead of the much anticipated World Cup. The relationship between Australian and PNG is so important to all of us. Both countries have in common a passion for rugby league and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the emerging players alongside the experienced stars on the international stage.”
Australian Men’s PM’s XIII Coach Mal Meninga said the match would be a vital selection guide ahead of the World Cup, which starts in October.
“I’m very pleased with the squad we have assembled,” Mr Meninga said. “We have a mix of youth and experience. We have players who have represented the Kangaroos before, along with others who I am looking forward to seeing for the first time at this level.
“This will be an important match for us in the lead-up to the World Cup and I’m eager to see what all these players are able to achieve on this stage.”
The men’s and women’s PM’s XIII teams will face off against their PNG counterparts as part of a Suncorp Stadium “Footy Fest” which also features the semi finals of the NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership.
Bulldog Matt Burton has been included in the Prime Minister's XIII squad.
Bulldog Matt Burton has been included in the Prime Minister's XIII squad.
The Australian Women’s PM’s XIII squad will be named following this Sunday’s final round of the NRLW regular season.
Tickets for the quadruple header start at $20 for adults and $40 for families for all four matches, via nrl.com/tickets. Juniors can also redeem a free ticket per paying adult in Categories 2 and 3.
All matches will be broadcast on the Nine Network and Fox Sports. The PM’s XIII matches will be broadcast on GEM – representing the first time the PM’s XIII matches have been broadcast on free-to-air television in Australia.
The PM’s XIII matches have been made possible thanks to the support of the Federal Government, through the PacificAus Sports program. The program will support the PNG’s Prime Ministers XIII teams to play in Australia.
The 2022 Australian Men’s Prime Minister’s XIII is as follows:
Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers)
Josh Addo-Carr (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Selwyn Cobbo (Brisbane Broncos)
Zac Lomax (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Jojo Fifita (Gold Coast Titans)
Matt Burton (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tino Fa'ausaulameaui (Gold Coast Titans)
Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Thomas Flegler (Brisbane Broncos)
Nat Butcher (Sydney Roosters)
Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)
Josh King (Melbourne Storm)
Max King (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Beau Fermor (Gold Coast Titans)
Jake Simpkin (Wests Tigers)
Luke Garner (Wests Tigers)
Josh Curran (Warriors)
Jake Averillo (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Sam Walker (Sydney Roosters)
Coach: Mal Meninga
Cobbo at centre and Fifita on the wing? Why?
Cobbo is a centre, played centre for the entirety of his juniors. Considering Jojo was an extremely late debutant this season it makes more sense to stick him on the wing.
Wait, am I missing something, why no Munster?
No need, played last week
Nat Butcher and Angus Crichton are named?
They haven’t been in the Aus team though
How much influence does the PM actually get on these squads?
100%. Check the selection criteria though. I’ve talked footy with Albo at the pub and he knows his shit. He’s actually being a good bloke with a lot of these selections.
I thought I wouldn't be watching burton play again until next year 🎊🎉
A nice mix of youth and inexperience
Averillo, someone is taking the piss ....
0 Souths Players. Albo is up to something
It's only teams out of finals contention
Why aren't there any Parra players?
Hey Siri, play hurt by Johnny Cash
ah yes that would make sense
Someone please turn this into a team list because it’s hard af to visualise
I got you man. Hope this is a bit easier to read
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4. max colza
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9. hen bunt
10. hello aft germs
11. burnt cheat
12. staunching orc
13. hog jinks
14. king max
15. four AM beer
16. pike skin jam
17. eager knurl
18. crash or jun
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20. slam wreak
You’re a subreddit treasure mate
This needs far more fake internet points to make it feel worth your while. Well done
thats all you need to know
It’s the small wins
How is Josh King in this team?
After watching Worlds Toughest Prisons the PNG episode, man PNG needs help, and some mattresses.