PNG and Australia Prime Ministers 13 2023 Announcement

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – In the wake of last week’s exciting announcement of Justin Holbrook as the new PNG Kumuls Coach, rugby league enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting another thrilling revelation – the lineup of the PNG and Australia Prime Ministers’ 13 teams. This announcement comes in preparation for the annual clash between the two nations, set to take place on the weekend of September 23 and 24.

Adding to the excitement, the same weekend will feature not only the clash between the PNG Kumuls and the Australian Kangaroos but also the PNG Orchids versus the Australian Jillaroos match. Furthermore, rugby fans can look forward to watching the rising stars in action as the Junior Kumuls take on the Junior Kangaroos.

Stanley Hondina, the Chief Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL), shared insights into the upcoming rugby extravaganza. Hondina stated that all respective coaches will now be unveiling their coaching staff and management teams before the final squads are named.

What sets this year’s event apart is the expansion of the tournament. Hondina revealed that there will be twelve teams competing in six games over two days, a format never seen before in the history of the tournament. This innovation is expected to add an extra layer of excitement to the weekend of footy action. Fans across the Pacific region and beyond are sure to mark their calendars eagerly awaiting the announcement of the draw for the PMs’ 13, which will be unveiled in the coming days.

Following the PMs’ 13 showdown, rugby league enthusiasts can look forward to the four-week-long Pacific Championships, kicking off on October 14 and 15. Hondina expressed his anticipation for this event as well, highlighting that similar to the PMs’ 13, all respective coaches will announce their coaching staff and management teams before the squads are named.

In a groundbreaking partnership, the NRL will collaborate with the Pacific Championships to enhance the overall experience for fans. Next week, the NRL will unveil the PM’s 13 ticket pricing details and game schedule, providing enthusiasts with the information they need to plan their weekend of rugby league excitement. This will include specifying which games are scheduled for Saturday and which for Sunday.

As the anticipation builds, rugby fans across Papua New Guinea and Australia are gearing up for a sensational weekend of footy action like never before. With the announcement of the PMs’ 13 teams just around the corner and the Pacific Championships looming large on the horizon, September and October promise to be months of exhilarating rugby league competition.

Stay tuned for further updates on this eagerly awaited sporting event, which will undoubtedly unite fans on both sides of the Pacific in their love for the game.

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