- Feb 6, 2018
They aren't showing today's match on TV???
disappointing. they might show some highlights on the nrl.com pageNo - no idea why not.
I thought it was 34-18.Port Moresby: The Australian PM's XIII overcame scenes of chaos, which saw players running from the field to escape a fan invasion, to seal a 34-16 victory against Papua New Guinea on Saturday.
The match was brought to an abrupt halt midway through the first half when thousands of Papua New Guineans began pouring on to the field, sending the Aussies rushing back to the sidelines as almost half of the 14,007 fans in attendance rushed on to the playing surface.
Nick Cotric, who is on the verge of State of Origin honours, scored the first try of the game before Cherry-Evans combined with Tyrone Peachey to send Jake Trbojevic over.
Cherry-Evans then sliced through some feeble defence for his first try. He repeated that feat soon after.
Australia didn't have it all their own way, with Canterbury's Rhyse Martin pouncing on a Lachlan Lam grubber to notch up the home side's first try on the stroke of halftime.
It didn't take long for Australia to open the account in the second half, with Corey Allan capitalising on a Kumuls error to score the easiest of tries before the home side hit back through Kyle Laybutt to reduce the deficit to 30-12.