Papua New Guinea v Fiji: Men’s rugby league preview, news and how to watch PNG v Fiji live . All you need to know in the lead up to the Men’s Test between PNG v Fiji, Saturday 25 June, including news updates plus when and how to watch on Kayo.
This is the second of two Pacific Tests in Campbelltown on Saturday evening (25 June). Samoa and Cook Islands precedes this match at the same venue.
Watch PNG v Fiji live here on Kayo and catch up on all the news in the lead-up.
What time is PNG v Fiji?
The game starts at 7.50pm (AEST), 7.20pm (ACST) and 5.50pm (AWST) on Saturday 25 June.
Where is it being played?
Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney.
How do I watch PNG v Fiji?
The game will be broadcast live on Kayo as part of its rugby league coverage. Not only can you catch the LIVE fixture and also the replay, but if you miss the action, you can catch up with Kayo Minis and Kayo Bites.
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PNG, Fiji face off three years after Christchurch thriller
It is a game almost three years in the making.
After last going head-to-head back in late November, Papua New Guinea and Fiji will face off once again this Saturday night at Campbelltown Stadium.
If the last fixture between the two is anything to go by this is not a game to miss, with the Bati winning a thriller 22-20 in Christchurch.
Ben Nakubuwai, who has signed with Leigh for the rest of the season, scored the match-winning try that time but is off playing in England now, with his eyes on the World Cup.
Viliame Kikau and Tui Kamikamica scored on that night too though and both will be running out on Saturday night, hopeful to power Fiji to another victory.
As for the Kumuls, Rhyse Martin scored 12 of Papua New Guinea’s 20 points in 2019’s fixture but is also currently in England, with uncertainty shrouding his future at Leeds.
Winger Edene Gebbie (one try, 205 run metres, seven tackle busts) also put on a show as did South Sydney flyer Alex Johnston (108 run metres, six tackle breaks).
Gebbie is currently playing community representative football in Queensland but Johnston will be suiting up for the Kumuls again, hoping for a different result in Saturday’s game.
1. Alex Johnston 2. Robert Derby 3. David Mead (c) 4. Justin Olam 5. Terry Wapi 6. Kyle Laybutt 7. Lachlan Lam 8. Epel Kapinias 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Sylvester Namo 11. Dan Russell 12. Nixon Putt 13. Jacob Alick
Interchange: 14. Liam Horne 15. Emmanuel Waine 16. McKenzie Yei 17. Dilbert Isaac
Reserves: 18. Junior Rop 19. Sherwin Tanabi 20. Solo Wane
1. Sunia Turuva 2. Mikaele Ravalawa 3. Semi Valemei 4. Waqa Blake 5. Maika Sivo 6. Kevin Naiqama (c) 7. Nautu’a Masima 8. Joseph Ratuvakacerivalu 9. Penioni Tagituimua 10. Tui Kamikamica 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Taniela Sadrugu 13. Taane Milne
Interchange: 14. Isaac Lumelume 15. Pio Seci 16. Lamar Manuel-Liolevave 17. Kaylen Miller
Reserves: 18. Ralulu Nasoki 19. Waqasaqa Qiolevu 20. Mesake Kurukitoga