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Friday, 13 February 2015

The Kumuls from Papua New Guinea

6th July 1975                   Papua New Guinea  12   v   England  40      Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea is the only country in the world where Rugby League is regarded as the national sport. The national team nicknamed The Kumuls played their first international match in 1975 against the returning England World Cup squad although they lost 40 -12. Two years later they thrashed France 37 -6 and made their first overseas tour to Europe in 1979

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