2019 Test Papua New Guinea V Great Britain: Teams and Game Day

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Who will win?

Papua New Guinea 13+
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Papua New Guinea 1-12
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Great Britain 1-12
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Great Britain 13+
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2019 Test Papua New Guinea V Great Britain: Teams and Game Day

Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2019, 9:14 pm

2019 Test Papua New Guinea V Great Britain: Teams and Game Day

Papua New Guinea V Great Britain, 6:30pm AEDT
Saturday 16 November
National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
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TV: GEM and Fox League

Papaua New Guinea

1. Alex Johnston 2. Edene Gebbie 3. David Mead 4. Justin Olam 5. Stargroth Amean 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Watson Boas 8. Wellington Albert 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Luke Page 11. Nixon Putt 12. Daniel Russell 13. Rhyse Martin

14. Edwin Ipape 15. Garry Lo 16. Stanton Albert 17. Moses Meninga

18. Stanford Talita 19. Enoch Maki 20. Terry Wapi

Great Britain

1. Jonny Lomax 2. Jermaine McGillvary 3. Jack Hughes 4. Jake Connor 5. Blake Austin 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Chris Hill 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. James Graham

14. Josh Jones 15. Luke Thompson 16. Daryl Clark 17. Alex Walmsley

18. Joe Philbin 19. George Williams 20. Jacob Trueman 21. Zak Hardaker
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Post by zim » November 12, 2019, 9:18 pm

Heh. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2019, 9:18 pm

So Wayne Bennett brought George Williams out to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and refused to select him for not a single game. Why did he bother bringing him out? It'll be the last Bennett sees of international coaching.
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Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2019, 9:20 pm

No place in Great Britain Lions squad for Leeds Rhinos' Ash Handley - after 10,000-mile trek

Great Britain coach Wayne Bennett has left Leeds Rhinos winger Ash Handley out of his 21-man squad for Saturday's Test in Papua New Guinea, despite the player travelling from the UK specifically for the game.

Handley, Rhinos' player of the year and joint-second top try scorer in Super League during 2019, flew out to join the Lions' camp last Friday, following a series of injuries in the backs.

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Post by FROG » November 12, 2019, 9:47 pm

Bennett has seriously lost the plot. By his own admission, the team has gone backwards with hastings at half, so after 3 losses on the trott, he sticks with the bloke. I cant help but feel its to spite us after stick schooled him in the prelim final

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Post by greeneyed » November 12, 2019, 9:55 pm

FROG wrote:
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Bennett has seriously lost the plot. By his own admission, the team has gone backwards with hastings at half, so after 3 losses on the trott, he sticks with the bloke. I cant help but feel its to spite us after stick schooled him in the prelim final
It is mind boggling really.
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Post by -PJ- » November 13, 2019, 6:21 am

GWilly could have been back in ENG the past 3 weeks packing up his kit and saying goodbye. He could have been on deck in Canberra day 1 of preseason..ready to go.

Instead..he warms the pine for a month, still has to fly back home, pack his kit and fly back for a late preseason with the boys.

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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 1:47 pm

Canberra Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead delighted with welcome for Great Britain Lions to Papua New Guinea





Canberra Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead was delighted with the welcome for his Great Britain Lions to Papua New Guinea yesterday, and concedes the team now need to give something back on the field.

“It’s been great so far – the locals have made us feel really welcome. It’s going to be a great experience so we’re really looking forward to it.

“We’ve been disappointing and have probably let ourselves down, but we’ve got one more game to play and we want to get that win. We’ve got a lot to fix but I’m sure we’re capable of doing that.”

Read more and video: https://www.rugby-league.com/article/56 ... ome-to-png

Whitehead blown away by PNG passion: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/11 ... g-passion/
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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 5:30 pm

Great Britain Lions have let themselves down, says Canberra Raiders forward Elliott Whitehead

Elliott Whitehead says the Great Britain Lions have let themselves down. But he's hoping a rugby league-mad Papua New Guinea gives them a boost ahead of their final game.

"We have been disappointing and we've probably let ourselves down so we've got one more game to play and hopefully we can get that win," Whitehead said.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Post by greeneyed » November 13, 2019, 6:26 pm

Looking at Elliott Whitehead and John Bateman’s Instagram Stories, looks like they have had more than a touch of sun in Port Moresby today!
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Post by greeneyed » November 14, 2019, 3:11 pm

New Canberra Raiders recruit George Williams: I've finally got my Great Britain Lions chance

George Williams expects to get his big Great Britain chance on Saturday despite not being named in the first 17.

"It's been a long old tour and as professionals you want to play every game, it's not meant to be on this tour but I've got my chance now and hopefully I can take it," said the 25-year-old. "It'll be a proud day for me and my family. I was hoping it wouldn't slip out of my grasp this tour and luckily I've got a chance to do that."

Read more: https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/george ... 1-10102063

George Williams hoping for Lions chance: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article ... itain-game

Half back George Williams may come off the bench for Lions against PNG: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-le ... s-20875204

Canberra Raiders recruit George Williams looks set to make Great Britain Lions debut against PNG Kumuls: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... st-kumuls/

Canberra Raiders Lions reps to visit Kato Ottio's home village: https://postcourier.com.pg/lions-expect ... he-kumuls/
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Post by greeneyed » November 14, 2019, 3:54 pm

Canberra Raiders lead Great Britain Lions' moving tribute for fallen PNG teammate Kato Ottio

The entire village of former PNG international Kato Ottio has turned out to welcome his old Raiders teammates and a Great Britain contingent as they paid their respects to the fallen Kumuls flyer.

"It was fantastic to see the young children and how excited they were to see us; Kato always had a big smile on his face and loved the game and you can still see that with those who are following in his footsteps," Josh Hodgson said. "Kato's mother gave us a warm welcome and I know this is something that will live with all of us for a long time."

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/14/rai ... -teammate/

Great Britain Lions make touching tribute to former Canberra Raider Kato Ottio: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

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A great tribute to Kato and his family.
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Post by Bay53 » November 14, 2019, 8:57 pm

Fantastic to see Austo, Hodgo and Elliott honouring Kato.

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Post by greeneyed » November 14, 2019, 10:24 pm

Great Britain Lions hooker Josh Hodgson speaks about an "eye-opening" emotional visit to Canberra Raiders team mate's grave in Papua New Guinea

Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson admits he will “never forget” the touching experience of visiting the home of former team-mate Kato Ottio in Papua New Guinea.

“Obviously we wish we were going in different circumstances and it wasn’t to pay tribute to a friend. It really took you back on just how many people and lives Kato touched and what he meant to the community there.

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 4:45 pm

Welcome to our coverage of tonight's Test between Papua New Guinea and the Great Britain Lions

We have full time in the Women's Test and the PNG Orchids have defeated the England Lionesses 20-16 with an exciting last minute try. The first win for the PNG Orchids ever!

Here are the final team line ups for the Men's Test. Raider watch... Josh Hodgson, John Bateman and Elliott Whitehead will start, while George Williams is, as expected a late inclusion on the bench. Live scores from 6:30pm. This match is live on Fox League and GEM.

Papua New Guinea

1. Alex Johnston 2. Edene Gebbie 3. David Mead 4. Justin Olam 5. Stargroth Amean 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Watson Boas 8. Wellington Albert 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Luke Page 11. Nixon Putt 12. Daniel Russell 13. Rhyse Martin

14. Edwin Ipape 15. Garry Lo 16. Stanton Albert 17. Moses Meninga

Great Britain

1. Jonny Lomax 2. Jermaine McGillvary 3. Jack Hughes 4. Jake Connor 5. Blake Austin 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Chris Hill 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. James Graham

15. Luke Thompson 17. Alex Walmsley 18. Joe Philbin 19. George Williams
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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 5:23 pm

We've had a colourful welcome ceremony on field, now both teams walk out... now for the national anthems. Absolute sell out in Port Moresby.
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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 5:28 pm

Great Britain Lions kick off... we are underway! And James Graham in massive trouble, trying to tackle Luke Page. Head in the wrong place. He won't continue, or shouldn't.
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Post by edwahu » November 16, 2019, 5:31 pm

Looks like they are a bit short on lighting at the stadium.

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 5:46 pm

14th min TRY GREAT BRITAIN to Blake Austin in the corner. He was taken over the corner post shortly before, but couldn't be denied this time. Papua New Guinea had the better of the opening stages, but possession and territory set up that try for the Lions. Gareth Widdop misses the goal from the sideline.

Great Britain 4
Papua New Guinea 0
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Post by cat » November 16, 2019, 5:47 pm

I love the commentary!!

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 5:53 pm

22nd min TRY GREAT BRITAIN to Josh Hodgson. He runs from dummy half, from eight metres out, and catches the Kumuls off guard. He just crashes over! Converted Widdop.

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Post by Sid » November 16, 2019, 5:57 pm

The Greenhouse wrote:Great Britain Lions kick off... we are underway! And James Graham in massive trouble, trying to tackle Luke Page. Head in the wrong place. He won't continue, or shouldn't.
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Post by cat » November 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

just give it the kumuls!! you didnt do video ref for blake's!

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Post by gergreg » November 16, 2019, 6:12 pm

The ground looks in fantastic condition

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 6:16 pm

40th min TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA to Edwin Ipape! He went straight down the middle from 60 metres out, running from dummy half. Elliott Whitehead missed the tackle initially and Blake Austin couldn't catch him. Converted Martin.

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Papua New Guinea 6

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Post by cat » November 16, 2019, 6:27 pm

come on kumals!!

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Post by BadnMean » November 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

cat wrote:
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I love the commentary!!
Good isn't it. Actually better than channel 9 and the know every player out there.

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cat wrote:
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just give it the kumuls!! you didnt do video ref for blake's!
Suspicion Blake's elbow was on the ground I thought.

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 6:31 pm

Josh Hodgson leading the Great Britain team back out for the second half. Taken over the captaincy from James Graham. Graham will definitely not be back. Now here comes PNG. That was pretty poor defensive work from Great Britain to let in that try just before the break.

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 6:40 pm

47th min TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA to Watson Boas off a Gebbie grubber kick. Incredible kick from and chase and it is grounded just inside the dead ball line. This has the smell of an upset at the moment. Martin converts. Boas went to the fence and was hugged by a thousand fans all at once!

Papua New Guinea 12
Great Britain 10
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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 6:47 pm

52nd min TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA to Justin Olam. This is INCREDIBLE, it is another kick and chase and the video referee says it's all good! It ricochets off a Great Britain player. Martin converts from close to the posts. The crowd is singing now1

Papua New Guinea 18
Great Britain 10
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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 6:50 pm

57th min TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA in the corner to Alex Johnston. THIS IS INCREDIBLE! They're going to video. It was kicked ahead, the Kumuls pick up the loose ball and send it wide! THIS IS AMAZING! It is a TRY! Martin unable to convert from the sideline.

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Great Britain 10
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Post by BigPapa » November 16, 2019, 6:57 pm

Great game the Kumuls have come out on🔥 this second half.

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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

63rd min George Williams has been brought on, makes a break, but the pass to Austin is astray. Is it too late for Great Britain? Apart from the Raiders' contingent, the British forwards have been dreadful.
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Post by The Greenhouse » November 16, 2019, 7:01 pm

65th min Olam forces an error on George Williams. He's instantly looked good.
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