Papua New Guinea vs USA: Rugby League World Cup live scores, blog

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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.

    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.

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    • 6:21pm
      Meshach Lamang said | 6:21pm | ! Report

      Good game, not the best for the Kumuls despite the Hawks playing their hearts out. PNG need to work on their ball handling errors if they are to give (presumably) England a good go.

    • 6:14pm
      Gabrielbjeff said | 6:14pm | ! Report

      Kumuls on fire. Go Kumuls. 8million people are behond you.

    • 6:01pm
      Raugeee said | 6:01pm | ! Report

      Hafta think PNG are some sort of chance v England next week.

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:56pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: PNG 64-0 USA

      UTTERLY DOMINANT from PNG as they stroll to an easy win. Post match analysis to come shortly

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:56pm | ! Report

      Would love to see PNG really give it a shake against presumably the Poms next week.

      • 6:03pm
        Raugeee said | 6:03pm | ! Report

        I can’t see that England could have won any more convincingly against USA. PNG will have to be a chance to advance further than the Quarters.

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:53pm | ! Report

      TRY PNG

      SO CRUEL

      USA come so close and Olam with the intercept scores for PNG. Conversion Successful

      64-0 PNG

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:50pm | ! Report


      74TH MIN: 58-0 PNG

      TRY SAVER!!! David Mead prevents a certain TRY with a terrific tackle

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:46pm | ! Report


      70TH MIN: 58-0 PNG

      PNG come close again as USA barely escape here

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:44pm | ! Report

      TRY PNG

      PNG are in yet again with OLAM!!!

      Conversion Successful

      58-0 PNG. Utter destruction.

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:42pm | ! Report


      65TH MIN: 52-0

      USA give away a penalty as PNG look to pounce again

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 5:40pm | ! Report

      TRY PNG

      Lam to Martin to MacDonald. Easy. Straight after the Break. Conversion Succcesssful

      52-0 63RD MINUTE

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