The stadium was packed to capacity with a crowd of more than 15,000 fans and supporters for both teams eager and excited to watch the game.
The PNG Kumuls defended well in the first 10 minutes of the game but the Kangaroos winger David Nofoaluma broke through the defence and managed to put their first try on the 10th minute bringing the score to 6-0.
Jarred Crocker scored another try for the Kangaroos right on the 17th minute bringing the score to 10-0.
Kumuls pushed through the Kangaroos try line a couple of times but the Kangaroos defence was too strong until on the 27th minute, Justine olam scored the first try for the Kumuls bringing the score to 10-6.
This was followed soon by a penalty kick from the Kangaroos bringing the score to 14-6 with three minutes left on the clock before half time.
The Kangaroos came back strong after half time scoring their 3rd and 4th tries in first 10 minutes of the 2nd half bringing the score to 24-6.
Watson Boas scored PNG’s 2nd try bringing the score to 24-12 which was then followed by three more tries from Australia bringing the final score to 40-12.
David Nofoaluma who scored two tries for the Kangaroos was very impressed with the crowd turn up and whole atmosphere describing it as filled with energy and pure passion for rugby league.
“This is my first time in PNG and I’m so honoured that I played in front of a crowd that loves this game so much and I now understand what the guys back at home meant when they said you have to play in PNG to experience what it’s like up here.”
He also commanded the PNG Kumuls for putting up strong game and he believes PNG will be ranked number in rugby league one day as they have so much passion for rugby league.