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Prime Minister's XIII

Prime Minister's XIII, or sometimes informally referred to as the PM's XIII, is the name of a representative rugby league team, comprising Australian players from National Rugby League clubs that did not qualify for the NRL Finals, or whose teams were knocked out during the first three weeks of the finals. From 2005 to 2018, the side played the PNG Prime Minister's XIII in Papua New Guinea.

Prime Minister's XIII
Team information
Governing bodyAustralian Rugby League
Head coachMal Meninga
CaptainWade Graham
Most capsRobbie Farah
Jake Trbojevic
Aaron Woods (5)
Top try-scorerJarryd Hayne (6)
Top point-scorerJarryd Hayne (24)
Uniforms
First colours
Team results
First international
PNG PM's XIII Papua New Guinea 0–34 Australia Australian PM's XIII
(Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; 18 September 2005)
Biggest win
PNG PM's XIII Papua New Guinea 0–58 Australia Australian PM's XIII
(National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; 24 September 2016)

HistoryEdit

The Prime Minister's XIII first played against Papua New Guinea in 2005 at Lloyd Robson Oval in the Papua New Guinean capital, Port Moresby. The team was coached in that match by former Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga, who coached the side until 2012. New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley then took over from 2013-2014 with Ivan Cleary coaching the team in 2015. Meninga, appointed Australian test coach in 2016 also re-took the reins that year.

Originally played in Port Moresby, in recent years the games have been held in various locations around Papua New Guinea, including Lae and Kokopo. Unlike regular international matches, each team is allowed a five-man bench and given unlimited interchanges throughout the match.

Because the selected Australian players are not participating in the NRL finals (and are part of the Australian Test 'train-on' squad), the match is primarily used to keep potential international players match fit ahead of any end-of-season international fixtures. As the match has been played later in September, players who play for a team that has been knocked out in the first two weeks of the finals have been able to be selected for the side.

The match is also used to promote rugby league, as well as humanitarian causes such as HIV and AIDS awareness,[1] among the Papua New Guinean community.

The PM's XIII has never lost a match against Papua New Guinea since the annual fixture commenced, but was held to a 24–24 draw in 2007, after leading 20–0 at half time.

In 2019, the PM's XIII will play against the Fiji Prime Minister's XIII at the ANZ National Stadium in Suva for the first time.[2]

ResultsEdit

2005Edit

18 September 2005
PNG PM's XIII   0 – 34   Australian PM's XIII
Report Tries
2 Ryan Cross
1 Braith Anasta
1 Brett Finch
1 Kurt Gidley
1 Luke Priddis
Goals
1 Clinton Schifcofske
1 Kurt Gidley
1 Luke Ricketson
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Shayne Hayne  
Prime Minister's XIII
2005 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2006Edit

30 September 2006
PNG PM's XIII   8 – 28   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Tom O'Reilly 2
Report Tries
2 Jarryd Hayne
1 Nathan Merritt
1 Steve Price
1 Brett Stewart
1 Trent Waterhouse
Goals
2 Matt Orford
Prime Minister's XIII
2006 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2007Edit

23 September 2007
PNG PM's XIII   24 – 24   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Nigel Hukula 1
Jessie Joe Nandye 1
Keith Peters 1
Menzie Yere 1
Goals
Gimapau Keimelo 4
Report Tries
2 Chris Lawrence
2 Joel Monaghan
1 Luke Douglas
Goals
2 Kurt Gidley
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Gavin Badger  
Prime Minister's XIII
2007 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2008Edit

28 September 2008
PNG PM's XIII   30 – 54   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Stanley Gene 2
Menzie Yere 2
Nickson Kolo 1
Junior Ropra 1
Goals
Tu'u Maori 3
Report Tries
2 Jarryd Hayne
2 Chris Lawrence
1 Robbie Farah
1 Nathan Hindmarsh
1 Michael Jennings
1 Josh Morris
1 Joe Picker
1 Carl Webb
Goals
6 Scott Prince
1 Terry Campese
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Bernard Sutton  
Prime Minister's XIII
2008 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2009Edit

27 September 2009
PNG PM's XIII   18 – 42   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Tommy Butterfield 1
Seigfried Gande 1
Jessie Joe Nandye 1
Goals
Glen Nami 3/3
Report Tries
3 Michael Jennings
1 George Rose
1 Matthew Scott
1 David Shillington
1 Glenn Stewart
Goals
7/7 Johnathan Thurston
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Brett Suttor  
Prime Minister's XIII
2009 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2010Edit

26 September 2010
PNG PM's XIII   18 – 30   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Nickson Kolo 2
Glen Nami 1
Goals
Ryan Tongia 3
Report Tries
1 Luke Douglas
1 Chris Sandow
1 Ben Smith
1 Kade Snowden
1 Willie Tonga
1 Akuila Uate
Goals
2 Corey Parker
1 James Maloney
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 10,856
Referee: Tony De Las Heras  
Prime Minister's XIII
2010 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2011Edit

25 September 2011
PNG PM's XIII   22 – 36   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Josiah Abavu 1
Dion Aiye 1
Jessie Joe Nandye 1
Ray Thompson 1
Goals
Glen Nami 3
Report Tries
2 Blake Ferguson
2 Josh Morris
1 Luke Burt
1 Nathan Merritt
Goals
3 Luke Burt
1 Matthew Bowen
1 Michael Crocker
1 Nathan Hindmarsh
Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium, Lae
Attendance: 16,528
Referee: Adam Devcich  
Prime Minister's XIII
2011 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2012Edit

23 September 2012
PNG PM's XIII   18 – 24   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Richard Kambo 1
David Loko 1
Albert Patak 1
Matthew Puke 1
Goals
Israel Eliab 1/4
Report Tries
1 Michael Jennings
1 Feleti Mateo
1 Beau Ryan
1 Akuila Uate
Goals
4/4 Scott Prince
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Phil Haines  
Prime Minister's XIII
2012 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2013Edit

29 September 2013
PNG PM's XIII   10 – 50   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Josiah Abavu 1
Israel Eliab 1
Goals
Sebastian Pandia 1
Report Tries
2 Jarryd Hayne
1 Kevin Gordon
1 Brett Morris
1 Josh Papalii
1 Aidan Sezer
1 David Shillington
1 James Tamou
1 Brent Tate
Goals
6 Aidan Sezer
1 Corey Parker
Kalabond Oval, Kokopo
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Gavin Morris  
Prime Minister's XIII
2013 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2014Edit

12 October 2014
PNG PM's XIII   16 – 34   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Thompson Teteh 2
Israel Eliab 1
Goals
Noel Zeming 2
Report Tries
2 Aaron Woods
1 Will Chambers
1 Josh Mansour
1 Anthony Milford
1 Beau Scott
Goals
3 Ben Hunt
2 Matt Moylan
Kalabond Oval, Kokopo
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Grant Atkins  
Prime Minister's XIII
2014 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2015Edit

26 September 2015
PNG PM's XIII   12 – 40   Australian PM's XIII
Tries
Watson Boas 1
Justin Olam 1
Goals
David Missian 2
Report Tries
2 David Nofoaluma
1 Euan Aitken
1 Jarrod Croker
1 Alex Johnston
1 Jeremy Latimore
1 Chris McQueen
1 Jack Wighton
Goals
2 Jarrod Croker
2 Adam Reynolds
Sir John Guise Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: 18,113
Referee: Gavin Reynolds  
Prime Minister's XIII
2015 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2016Edit

24 September 2016
PNG PM's XIII   0 – 58   Australian PM's XIII
Report Tries:
3 Mitchell Moses
2 Josh Dugan
2 Blake Ferguson
2 Greg Inglis
1 Moses Mbye
1 Semi Radradra
Goals:
4 Matt Moylan
3 Mitchell Moses
National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: 15,011
Referee: David Munro  
Prime Minister's XIII
2016 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2017Edit

23 September 2017
PNG PM's XIII   8 – 48   Australian PM's XIII
Tries:
Stanford Talita 1
Goals:
Jason Missian 2/2
Report Tries:
3 Tom Trbojevic
3 James Tedesco
1 Tyson Frizell
1 James Maloney
Goals:
6/6 James Maloney
1/1 Andrew Fifita
1/1 Valentine Holmes
Prime Minister's XIII
2017 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2018Edit

6 October 2018
PNG PM's XIII   18 – 34   Australian PM's XIII
Tries:
Kyle Laybutt 1
Rhyse Martin 1
Justin Olam 1
Goals:
Rhyse Martin 3/3
1st: 6 – 24
2nd: 12 – 10
Report
Tries:
2 Daly Cherry-Evans
1 Corey Allan
1 Nick Cotric
1 Chad Townsend
1 Jake Trbojevic
Goals:
5/6 Zac Lomax
National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Attendance: 14,007
Referee: Chris Sutton  
Prime Minister's XIII
2018 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


2019Edit

11 October 2019
6:30pm
Fiji PM's XIII   10 – 52   Australian PM's XIII
Tries:
Ropate Tobe (19') 1
Apimeleki Lutu (53') 1
Goals:
Timoci Namotokula 1/1
(54')
Maika Tudravu 0/1
1st: 4 – 26
2nd: 6 – 26
Tries:
3 (22', 29', 50') Clint Gutherson
2 (2', 43') Kyle Feldt
1 (6') Payne Haas
1 (10') Campbell Graham
1 (65') Paul Momirovski
1 (69') Reuben Garrick
1 (74') David Fifita
1 (80') Cody Walker
Goals:
2/4 Mitchell Moses
(7', 23')
2/3 Paul Momirovski
(30', 45')
0/1 Reuben Garrick
0/1 Ben Hunt
0/1 Clint Gutherson
0/1 Kyle Feldt
ANZ National Stadium, Suva
Referee: Chris Butler  
Prime Minister's XIII
2019 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)


PlayersEdit

CoachesEdit

 
Mal Meninga, current coach of the Prime Minister's XIII.

RecordsEdit

TeamEdit

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "League players spread HIV message in PNG". The Sydney Morning Herald, AAP. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  2. ^ https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/09/30/pms-xiii-squads-announced-graham-brown-to-lead-youthful-side/