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    Papua New Guinea vs USA

    2017 Rugby League World Cup

    PNG National Rugby League Stadium
    Papua New Guinea USA
    64 SCORE 0
    11 Tries 0
    10 Conversions 0
    0 Penalty goals 0
    0 Field goals 0

    Match result:

    Papua New Guinea have sent the USA home with their tails between their legs at the end of the pools stage with a 64-0 thumping in Port Moresby.

    Final score
    Papua New Guinea 64
    USA 0

    Match preview:

    Papua New Guinea face the United States this Sunday afternoon, in a clash that the Kumuls will be seen as heavy favourites to win at home over the inconsistent Hawks side. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4pm AEDT.

    PNG have shown their class many a time during this competition, as their home form seeks to scare and intimidate their opponents whenever they visit the Kumuls’ home territory.

    Their expert knowledge and experience of the heat and humidity has allowed themselves to develop a real fortress for themselves at home.

    Along with their enterprise and entertaining brand of play, the PNG team never fail to excite the competition, and at home will look to dominate and entertain whoever they play.

    However, the side is far from perfect and last week displayed some of the poorest ball handling the competition has seen.

    Despite a narrow win, the PNG team dropped the ball a plethora of times in seemingly perfect conditions, gifting the opposition chance after chance of snatching a win.

    Additionally, PNG aren’t known for their defence, and will seemingly fall apart under enough pressure at the back. However, PNG have vastly improved in recent times, and on their day calm beat anyone.

    The Hawks of the USA play with plenty of passion and conviction. However, they have struggled many times during the competition as the young side battle to compete with some of Rugby League’s finest on a global scale.

    After being smashed by the Italians in sir recent game, the US are certain to miss out on advancing in the competition despite their best efforts, surely meaning the next game against PNG will be fighting for lost pride.

    However, fighting for their country is seemingly what the Hawks do best, with the team always playing with plenty of passion whenever they play. Despite being leagues below the world’s best, they always give it their all which is something more teams can replicate.

    Prediction
    PNG should be much better with the ball than last week and at home against the US, they must surely win, and win big.

    PNG by 40.