Mal Meninga Names The PM's XIII To Play Papua New Guinea

Six debutants

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Mal Meninga has named six debutants as part of the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII to take on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s XIII in Port Moresby on Saturday 23 September.

Australian Prime Minister’s XIII:

  1. James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
  2. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
  3. Josh Dugan (St George-Illawarra Dragons)
  4. Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  5. Valentine Holmes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)*
  6. Jack Bird (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)*
  7. James Maloney (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
  8. Aaron Woods © (Wests Tigers)
  9. Api Koroisau (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)*
  10. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)*
  11. Tyson Frizell (St George-Illawarra Dragons)
  12. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
  13. Jake Trbojevic (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
  14. Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
  15. David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
  16. Dylan Walker (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)*
  17. Josh Jackson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
  18. Paul Vaughan (St George-Illawarra Dragons)*

Coach: Mal Meninga


The Prime Minister’s XIII will also be involved in a series of events alongside the Harvey Norman Jillaroos including community visits and coaching clinics while on the ground in Papua New Guinea and are supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).