Papua New Guinea Rugby League Results & Tables

Rugby League in Papua New Guinea is not a sport – it is a Religion! Papua New Guinea is the only nation in the world where they can truly say that the sport of Rugby League is the National sport. Their supporters are the most passionate around without a doubt. The sport was introduced during World War II by Australian Soldiers stationed there and the sport grew very quickly in popularity. By the 1906’s the PNGRFL had grown to the point where it was clearly the dominant national sport. The PNGRFL became a member of the RLIF in 1974 and the Kumuls (or Bird of Paradise as the national team is known) started to play regular international’s against the British, French, Aussies and Kiwis. They first competed in the world cup in the 1985-89 series and have been fixtures ever since. The semi-professional national competition is the Digicel Cup and has teams from all over the country. More recently, in 2010, there was been some instability in the administration with some of the members not recognising the board but this seems to have been resolved in 2011. There is a current big from a PNG consortium to have a team in the Australian NRL competition as on of the two new expansion teams.

Digicel Cup – 2011

Round 1, 7-8 May:

  • Kundiawa 4-4 Hela
  • Lae 20-21 Mendi
  • Goroka 22-6 Agmark
  • Enga 16-19 Mt Hagen
  • Port Moresby 24-14 Gulf Isapea

Round 2, 15 May:

  • Gulf Isapea 8-8 Kundiawa
  • Hela 28-4 Mt Hagen
  • Goroka 38-20 Mendi
  • Agmark 30-14 Port Moresby
  • Lae 14-30 Enga

Round 3, 21-22 May:

  • Mendi 11-10 Hela
  • Kundiawa 20-14 Lae
  • Agmark 28-16 Gulf Isapea
  • Mt Hagen 4-22 Goroka
  • Port Moresby 18-10 Enga

Round 4, 29 May:

  • Gulf Isapea 24-18 Lae
  • Hela 20-28 Enga
  • Mendi 20-14 Port Moresby
  • Mt Hagen 16-14-8 Agmark
  • Goroka 28-20 Kundiawa

Round 5, 04 June:

  • Lae 36-18 Hela
  • Agmark 16-10 Mendi
  • Port Moresby 32-26 Kundiawa
  • Enga 20-18 Goroka
  • Mt Hagen 42-8 Gulf Isapea

Round 6, 11-12 June:

  • Port Moresby 24-10 Hela
  • Enga 15-14 Mendi
  • Lae 24-18 Mt Hagen
  • Kundiawa 26-12 Agmark
  • Goroka 34-18 Gulf Isapea

Round 7, 18-19 June:

  • Gulf Isapea 10-14 Enga
  • Agmark 28-10 Hela
  • Goroka 36-6 Lae
  • Mendi 12-12 Kundiawa
  • Mt Hagen 12-20 Port Moresby

Round 8, 26 June

  • Gulf Isapea 16-18 Mendi
  • Lae 14-14 Port Moresby
  • Hela 10-30 Goroka
  • Enga 8-6 Agnark
  • Kundiawa 10-6 Mt Hagen

Round 9, 2-3 July:

  • Hela 22- Gulf Isapea
  • Agmark 18-10 Lae
  • Port Moresby 6-36 Goroka
  • Enga26-10 Kundiawa
  • Mendi 18-10 Mt Hagen

Round 10, 10 July:

  • Agmark 16-20 Goroka
  • Gulf Isapea 6-42 Port Moresby
  • Mt Hagen 20-14 Enga
  • Mendi 10-8 Lae
  • Hela 0-1 Kundiawa

Round 11, 16-17 July:

  • Mendi 20-10 Goroka
  • Mt Hagen 26-16 Hela
  • Kundiawa 16-14 Gulf Isapea
  • Enga 16-14 Lae
  • Port Moresby 20-10 Agmark

Round 12, 24 July:

  • Hela 26-12 Mendi
  • Lae 16-24 Kundiawa
  • Enga 20-16 Port Moresby
  • Goroka 40-4 Mt Hagen
  • Gulf Isapea 6-26 Agmark

Round1 13, 30-31 July:

  • Port Moresby 20-16 Mendi
  • Lae 16-14 Gulf Isapea
  • Enga 22-24 Hela
  • Agmarl 18-6 Mt Hagen
  • Kundiawa 14-10 Goroka

Round 14, 06-07 August:

  • Hela 26-8 Lae
  • Mendi 16-14 Agmark
  • Gulf Isapea 12-26 Mt Hagen
  • Goroka 34-14 Enga
  • Kundiawa 24-22 Port Moresby

Round 15, 14 August:

  • Hela 18-22 Port Moresby
  • Mendi 16-12 Enga
  • Gulf Isapea 22-42 Goroka
  • Agmark 20-11 Kundiawa
  • Mt Hagen 22-6 Lae

Round 16, 21 August:

  • Port Moresby 16-25 Mt Hagen
  • Kundiawa 16-16 Mendi
  • Agmark 40-22 Hela
  • Lae 12-8 Goroka
  • Enga 36-14 Gulf Isapea

Round 17, 27-28 August:

  • Mt Hagen 46-18 Kundiawa
  • Port Moresby 22-6 Lae
  • Goroka 28-14 Hela
  • Mendi 26-10 Gulf Isapea
  • Agmark 26-8 Enga

Round 18, 04 September:

  • Hela 28-12 Gulf Isapea
  • Goroka 22-12 Port Moresby
  • Agmark 28-6 Lae
  • Mt Hagen 6-0 Lae
  • Kundiawa 14-17 Enga

Play Off, 11 September:

  • Agmark v Enga
  • Mendi v Port Moresby

Semi Final, 02 October:

  • Goroka 28-18 Agmark
  • Port Moresby 12-34 Mendi

Preliminary Final, 09 Ocotber:

  • Agmark 26-8 Mendi

Grand Final, 23 October:

  • Goroka 20-10 Agmark
  Team P W D L B PF PA PD Pt
01 Goroka 18 14 0 4 0 468 238 230 28
02 Agmark 18 11 0 7 0 356 247 109 22
03 Enga 18 11 0 7 0 327 307 20 22
04 Mendi 18 10 2 6 0 278 273 5 22
05 Port Moresby 18 10 1 7 0 358 319 39 21
06 Mt Hagen 18 10 0 8 0 312 300 12 20
07 Kundiawa 18 8 4 6 0 274 303 -29 20
08 Hela 18 7 1 10 0 296 336 -40 15
09 Lae 18 4 1 13 0 256 349 -101 9
10 Gulf Isapea 18 1 1 16 0 228 470 -244 3
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