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2017 Rugby League World Cup Group C

2017 Rugby League World Cup Group C was one of four groups in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The group comprised Papua New Guinea, Wales and Ireland. Papua New Guinea topped the group and therefore qualified for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup knockout stage.

OverallEdit

Key to colours in pool tables
Advances to knockout stage and qualifies for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup
Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Papua New Guinea 3 3 0 0 128 12 +116 6
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 76 32 +44 4
  Wales 3 0 0 3 18 156 –138 0

Papua New Guinea vs WalesEdit

28 October 2017
15:00 AEDT (UTC+10)
Papua New Guinea   50 – 6   Wales
Tries:
David Mead (5', 10', 60') 3
Rhyse Martin (43', 53') 2
Nene Macdonald (23') 1
Kato Ottio (34') 1
Wellington Albert (38') 1
Justin Olam (56') 1
Paul Aiton (71') 1
Goals:
Rhyse Martin 5/8
(24', 36', 39', 44', 72')
Ase Boas 0/2
1st: 26 – 0
2nd: 24 – 6
Report[1]
Tries:
1 (80') Regan Grace
Goals:
1/1 Courtney Davies
(80')
National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Ben Cummins (Australia)
Man of the Match: David Mead (Papua New Guinea)
Team lists:
FB 1   David Mead (c)
RW 2   Justin Olam
RC 3   Kato Ottio
LC 4   Nene Macdonald
LW 5   Garry Lo
FE 6   Ase Boas
HB 7   Watson Boas
PR 8   Stanton Albert
HK 9   Wartovo Puara
PR 10   Luke Page
SR 11   Rhyse Martin
SR 12   Willie Minoga
LK 13   Paul Aiton
Substitutes:
IC 14   Kurt Baptiste
IC 15   Wellington Albert
IC 16   James Segeyaro
IC 17   Enoch Maki
Coach:
Michael Marum
FB 1   Elliot Kear
RW 2   Rhys Williams
RC 3   Michael Channing
LC 4   Andrew Gay
LW 5   Regan Grace
FE 6   Courtney Davies
HB 7   Matt Seamark
PR 8   Craig Kopczak (c)
HK 9   Steve Parry
PR 10   Phil Joseph
SR 11   Rhodri Lloyd
SR 17   Chester Butler
LK 13   Morgan Knowles
Substitutes:
IC 12   Ben Morris
IC 14   Matty Fozard
IC 15   Sam Hopkins
IC 16   Ben Evans
Coach:
John Kear

Ireland vs Italy (Inter-Group)Edit

Papua New Guinea vs IrelandEdit

5 November 2017
16:00 AEDT (UTC+10)
Papua New Guinea   14 – 6   Ireland
Tries:
Garry Lo (16') 1
Nene Macdonald (26') 1
Watson Boas (78') 1
Goals:
Ase Boas 1/1
(79')
Rhyse Martin 0/2
1st: 8 – 6
2nd: 6 – 0
Report[2]
Tries:
1 (5') Michael McIlorum
Goals:
1/1 Liam Finn
(6')
National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Matt Cecchin (Australia)
Man of the Match: Garry Lo (Papua New Guinea)
Team lists:
FB 1   David Mead (c)
RW 2   Justin Olam
RC 3   Kato Ottio
LC 4   Nene Macdonald
LW 5   Garry Lo
FE 6   Ase Boas
HB 7   Watson Boas
PR 8   Stanton Albert
HK 9   Kurt Baptiste
PR 10   Luke Page
SR 11   Rhyse Martin
SR 12   Willie Minoga
LK 13   Paul Aiton
Substitutes:
IC 14   James Segeyaro
IC 15   Wellington Albert
IC 16   Stargroth Amean
IC 17   Enoch Maki
Coach:
Michael Marum
FB 1   Scott Grix
WG 2   Shannon McDonnell
CE 3   Ed Chamberlain
CE 4   Michael Morgan
WG 5   Liam Kay
FE 6   Api Pewhairangi
HB 7   Liam Finn (c)
PR 8   Brad Singleton
HK 9   Michael McIlorum
PR 10   Kyle Amor
SR 11   Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
SR 12   Oliver Roberts
LK 13   George King
Substitutes:
IC 14   Tyrone McCarthy
IC 15   James Hasson
IC 16   Joe Philbin
IC 17   Anthony Mullally
Coach:
Mark Aston

Fiji vs Wales (Inter-Group)Edit

Papua New Guinea vs United States (Inter-Group)Edit

Wales vs IrelandEdit

12 November 2017
15:30 AWST (UTC+8)
Wales   6 – 34   Ireland
Tries:
Ben Morris (57') 1
Goals:
Courtney Davies 1/1
(59')
1st: 0 – 22
2nd: 6 – 12
Report[3]
Tries:
2 (34', 66') Oliver Roberts
1 (8') Api Pewhairangi
1 (34') Joe Philbin
1 (39') Liam Finn
1 (74') Liam Kay
Goals:
5/6 Liam Finn
(9', 32', 35', 67', 76')
Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 14,744
Referee: Ben Thaler (England)
Man of the Match: Oliver Roberts (Ireland)
Team lists:
FB 1   Elliot Kear
RW 2   Rhys Williams
RC 3   Michael Channing
LC 17   Ben Morris
LW 5   Regan Grace
FE 6   Courtney Davies
HB 23   Josh Ralph
PR 8   Craig Kopczak (c)
HK 14   Steve Parry
PR 16   Ben Evans
SR 9   Matty Fozard
SR 13   Morgan Knowles
LK 10   Phil Joseph
Substitutes:
IC 11   Rhodri Lloyd
IC 12   Joe Burke
IC 15   Gavin Bennion
IC 18   Andrew Gay
Coach:
John Kear
FB 1   Scott Grix
WG 2   Shannon McDonnell
CE 3   Ed Chamberlain
CE 4   Api Pewhairangi
WG 5   Liam Kay
FE 6   Joe Keyes
HB 7   Liam Finn (c)
PR 8   Anthony Mullally
HK 9   Michael McIlorum
PR 10   Kyle Amor
SR 11   Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
SR 15   Will Hope
LK 13   Brad Singleton
Substitutes:
IC 12   Oliver Roberts
IC 14   George King
IC 16   Joe Philbin
IC 17   Matty Hadden
Coach:
Mark Aston

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newton, Alicia (28 October 2017). "Mead stars as PNG thrash Wales". NRL.com.
  2. ^ Richards, Eden (5 November 2017). "PNG hold on to beat Ireland". NRL.com.
  3. ^ http://www.rlwc2017.com/news/match-report-wales-v-ireland