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Rugby League World Cup Draw 2021: PNG, Tonga, Wales and Cook Islands

The Rugby League World Cup Draw for 2021 as seen PNG pooled against Tonga, Wales Cook Islands. The draw took place at Buckingham Palace was witnessed by the Rugby Football League patron Prince Harry. 

2021 Rugby League World Cup Schedule
IMAGE: Twitter/@RLWC2021

  • Dates: 23 October to 27 November 2021
  • Host country: England 
  • Venues: 17 cities across England including Newcastle, Leeds with the final games at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 27 November 2021.
  • Rugby League World Cup Draw 2021 (Men and Women see below)

In the men's pool, the Cook Islands Rugby League team is the underdog in Group D. Papua New Guinea Kumul are drawn against Wales and Tonga who are the competitive teams in the international rugby league competitions.

It is not going to be easy for PNG Kumuls in this Pool D. 

Many rugby league commentators are behind the 1995 and 2000 semi-finalists Wales in the PNG pool games. However, Tonga has featured strongly against the rugby league giants Australia and New Zeland in recent games. 

The Pool D games are going to be as tough as it comes.

Men's Rugby League World Cup Draw draw

  • Group A: Samoa, England,  France, Greece
  • Group B: Fiji, Australia,  Scotland, Italy
  • Group C: Jamaica, New Zealand, Lebanon, Ireland
  • Group D: Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Wales, Cook Islands

Women's Rugby League World Cup Draw draw

  • Group A:  Papua New Guinea, England, Canada, Brazil
  • Group B: Cook Island, Australia, New Zealand, France

Rugby League World Cup 2021 News and update links

Twitter: @RLWC2021

PNG Kumuls vs Toa Samoa Pacific Test: A Combo of Young and Talented NRL and Intrust Super Cup Players

The 2019 Pacific Test is sure to be a ripper between the PNG Kumuls and Toa Samoa at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday June 22.
samoa vs png 2019
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Papua New Guinea Kumuls is putting together a strong 18 men team for the Pacific Test 2019 composed of players from NRL and Queensland Intrust Cup:

  • NRL= 7 players
  • Wynnum Manly = 3 player
  • PNG Hunters = 5 players
  • North Devils = 1 player
  • Townsville Blackhawks = 1 player
  • Burleigh Bears = 1 player
Recommended reading: samoa vs png 2019 and Lions vs PNG Kumuls Fixtures.

  1. Edene Gabbie Wynnum Manly
  2. Edwin Epape Wynnum Manly
  3. Enock Maki PNG Hunter
  4. James Segeyaro Brisbane Broncos
  5. Junior Rau PNG Hunters
  6. Justin Olam Melbourne Storm
  7. Kurt Baptiste North Queensland Cowboys
  8. Kyle Laybutt Townsville Blackhawks
  9. Lachlan Lam Sydney Roosters
  10. Luke Page Burleigh Bears
  11. Moses Meninga PNG Hunters
  12. Nixon Putt Norths Devils 
  13. Rhadley Brawa Wynnum Manly
  14. Rhyse Martin Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
  15. Stanton Albert PNG Hunters
  16. Terry Wapi PNG Hunters
  17. Xavier Coates Brisbane Broncos
  18. Zev John Melbourne Storm
For the complete Pacific Test samoa vs png 2019 and British Lions vs PNG Kumuls fixtures, see here.

Lions Tour 2019 and Oceania Cup Fixtures

THE Papua New Guinea Kumuls will compete in two major Rugby League International Federation-sanctioned challenges this year.
Source: Post and image National Newspaper
Southern hemisphere general manager Jeremy Edwards was in the country yesterday to present the RLIF calendar highlighting the inaugural Oceania Cup and the British Lions tour, which the Kumuls will be part of.

Competing in the Oceania Cup are Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, PNG, and co-hosts Australia and New Zealand.

Australia, New Zealand and Tonga make up pool A while Samoa, Fiji and PNG occupy Pool B.

Pool A and pool B will compete for a trophy and shield respectively.

The last-placed nation in pool A will be demoted to pool B and the first-placed side in pool B will be promoted to pool A.

“The exciting thing about this is to see the nations play for something that is meaningful and will start every mid-year,” Edwards said.

The Kumuls first Oceania Cup fixture is against Samoa in Sydney on June 22 and the second against Fiji in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Nov 9.

The Kumuls as with similar mid-year Tests are set to feature mostly Australian based talent with players from the Hunters and Q-Cup as well as the NRL to considered.

Head coach Michael Marum, pictured, as well as the PNGRFL are yet to confirm whether players from the UK will be considered for the June international.

Meanwhile, the Lions tour will be held in New Zealand and PNG, with the Brits playing Tonga on Oct 26, New Zealand on Nov 2 and Nov 9, and the Kumuls in Port Moresby on Nov 16.

The PNG Orchids (women) will also get an opportunity to play an international test against a Pacific All-Stars side on Nov 16.

In attendance to witness the launch was New Zealand Rugby League chief executive Greg Peters, PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka, Immigration and Border Security Minister Petrus Thomas and PNG Sports Foundation chief executive Peter Tsiamalili Jr.

Tsaka said more international fixtures would improve PNG’s ranking.

Fixtures – Oceania Cup:

Pool A – New Zealand v Tonga (at Mt Smart on June 22), Australia v New Zealand (in Wollongong on Oct 25), Australia v Tonga (at Eden Park on Nov 2);

Pool B – Samoa v PNG (in Sydney on June 22), Fiji v Samoa (at Eden Park on Nov 2), PNG v Fiji (in Christchurch on Nov 9)

Lions Tour:

Lions v Tonga (in Hamilton on Oct 26), Lions v New Zealand (at Eden Park on Nov 2), Lions v New Zealand (in Christchurch on Nov 9), Lions v PNG (in Port Moresby on Nov 16).

Source: The National Newspaper | By Isaac Liri| 02, April 2019.

RLWC 2017: PNG Kumuls likely to play England and New Zealand in the Finals

The Rugby League World Cup, RLWC2017
  • 14 Countries
  • 6 weeks
  • 28 games (21 pool games, 7 final games)
  • 1 Winner
Source: Adapted from Fox Sports (accessed 28/10/2017)
Check out the finalists here.

In the pool games (weeks 1 – 3) six bottom teams will be eliminated. Obviously, eight teams go through to the quarter-finals: three teams from Pool A, three teams from Pool B, one team from Pool C and one team from Pool D.

If the team PNG Kumuls makes the Quarter Finals (QF), the Kumuls will play (the team that comes 2nd in Pool A) in the 4th QF in Melbourne, Australia. The second *hot* team in Pool A is England, after Australia. Team PNG Kumuls may, most likely, meet England in the 4th QF on Sunday November 19th, 2017.

The team that wins the 4th QF will play the team that wins the 3rd QF in the 2nd Semi Final. A closer look at Pool B teams would reveal that New Zealand is likely to top the pool matches and play in that 3rd QF and proceed to the 2nd Semi Final.

The PNG Kumuls team survives 4 weeks of competition will see the team go head-to-head with the New Zealand Warriors in the 2nd Semi Final match in Auckland, New Zealand.

Week 1

Friday, October 27

1. Australia (WON) v England at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, 8pm (AEDT)

Saturday, October 28

2. Papua New Guinea (WON) v Wales at Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, 4pm (AEDT)
3. New Zealand (WON) v Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, 6.10pm (AEDT)
4. Fiji (WON) v USA at Townsville Stadium, Townsville, 8.40pm (AEDT)

Sunday, October 29

5. Ireland (WON) v Italy at Barlow Park, Cairns, 3pm (AEDT)
6. France v Lebanon (WON) at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, 4pm (AEDT)
7. Scotland v Tonga (WON) at Barlow Park, Cairns, 5.15pm (AEDT)

Week 2

Friday, November 3

1. Australia (WON) v France at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, 8pm (AEDT)

Saturday, November 4

2. New Zealand (WON) v Scotland at Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch, 3pm (AEDT)
3. Samoa v Tonga (WON) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 5.30pm (AEDT)
4. England (WON) v Lebanon at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, 8pm (AEDT)

Sunday, November 5

5. Papua New Guinea (WON) v Ireland at Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, 5pm (AEDT)
6. Italy (WON) v USA at Townsville Stadium, Townsville, 5pm (AEDT)
7. Fiji (WON) v Wales at Townsville Stadium, Townsville, 7.30pm (AEDT)

Week 3

Friday, November 10

1. Fiji (WON) v Italy at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, 7.40pm (AEDT)

Saturday, November 11

2. New Zealand v Tonga (WON) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 3pm (AEDT)
3. Samoa (draw Samoa through to QF) v Scotland at Barlow Park, Cairns, 6pm (AEDT)
4. Australia (WON) v Lebanon at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, 8pm (AEDT)

Sunday, November 12

5. Papua New Guinea (WON) v USA at Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby 4pm (AEDT)
6. Wales v Ireland (WON) at Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth, 5.30pm (AEDT)
7. England v France at Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth, 8pm (AEDT)