Prime Minister's XIII

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Prime Minister's XIII
Governing body Australian Rugby League
Head coach Laurie Daley
Captain Greg Bird
Colours
First international
 Australia 34-0 Papua New Guinea 
(Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; 18 September 2005)
Biggest win
 Australia 50-10 Papua New Guinea 
(Kokopo, Papua New Guinea; 29 September 2013)

Prime Minister's XIII, or 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 two weeks of the finals. The team is selected to play an annual fixture against the Papua New Guinea national rugby league team in Papua New Guinea in the final weeks of the rugby league season.

History[edit]

The PM'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 current Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga, who coached the side until 2012. The current coach of the side is, New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley.

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.

2005[edit]

18 September 2005
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 34 – 0 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Ryan Cross 2
Kurt Gidley 1
Luke Priddis 1
Braith Anasta 1
Brett Finch 1
Goals
Clinton Schifcofske 4
Luke Ricketson 1
Report
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Referee/s: Shayne Hayne


Prime Minister's XIII
2005 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2006[edit]

30 September 2006
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 28 – 8 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Jarryd Hayne 2
Steve Price 1
Brett Stewart 1
Trent Waterhouse 1
Nathan Merritt 1
Goals
Matt Orford 2
Report Tries
2 Tom O'Reilly
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Referee/s: Ben Cummins


Prime Minister's XIII
2006 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2007[edit]

23 September 2007
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 24 – 24 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Chris Lawrence 2
Joel Monaghan 2
Luke Douglas 1
Goals
Kurt Gidley 2
Report Tries
2 Menzie Yere
1 Nigel Hukula
1 Paul Aiton
1 Jessie Joe Parker
Goals
2 Gimapau Keimelo
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Referee/s: Gavin Badger


Prime Minister's XIII
2007 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2008[edit]

27 September 2008
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 54 – 30 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Chris Lawrence 2
Jarryd Hayne 2
Nathan Hindmarsh 1
Robbie Farah 1
Michael Jennings 1
Joe Picker 1
Carl Webb 1
Josh Morris 1

Goals
Scott Prince 6
Terry Campese 1
Report Tries
2 Stanley Gene
2 Menzie Yere
1 Nixon Kolo
1 Rodney Ropra
Goals
3 Tuu Maori
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


Prime Minister's XIII
2008 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2009[edit]

27 September 2009
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 42 – 18 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Michael Jennings 3
David Schillington 1
George Rose 1
Glenn Stewart 1
Matt Scott 1
Goals
Johnathan Thurston 7
Report Tries
1 Sigfred Gande
1 Tommy Butterfield
1 Jessie Joe Parker
Goals
3 Glen Nami
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


Prime Minister's XIII
2009 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2010[edit]

26 September 2010
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 30 – 18 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Ben Smith 1
Akuila Uate 1
Chris Sandow 1
Willie Tonga 1
Kade Snowden 1
Luke Douglas 1
Goals
Corey Parker 2
James Maloney 1
Report Tries
2 Nickson Kolo
1 Glen Nami
Goals
3 Ryan Tongia
Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Attendance: 10,865
Referee/s: Tony De Las Heras


Prime Minister's XIII
2010 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2011[edit]

25 September 2011
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 36 – 22 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Josh Morris 2
Blake Ferguson 2
Luke Burt 1
Nathan Merritt 1
Goals
Luke Burt 3
Nathan Merritt 1
Nathan Hindmarsh 1
Michael Crocker 1
Report Tries
1 Dion Aiye
1 Joshaia Abavu
2 ?
Goals
3 ?
Sir Ignatus Kilage Sports Stadium,
Lae, Papua New Guinea
Attendance: 15,000


Prime Minister's XIII
2011 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2012[edit]

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


Prime Minister's XIII
2012 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2013[edit]

29 September 2013
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 50 – 10 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Jarryd Hayne 2
James Tamou 1
Brent Tate 1
Kevin Gordon 1
David Shillington 1
Josh Morris 1
Aidan Sezer 1
Josh Papalii 1
Goals
Aidan Sezer 6
Corey Parker 1
Report Tries
1 Israel Eliab
1 Joshaia Abavu
Goals
1 Sebastian Pandia
Kalabond Stadium, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea


Prime Minister's XIII
2013 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



2014[edit]

12 October 2014
Australian PM's XIII Australian colours.svg 34 - 16 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Tries
Aaron Woods 2
Will Chambers 1
Josh Mansour 1
Anthony Milford 1
Beau Scott 1
Goals
Ben Hunt 3
Matt Moylan 2
Tries
Thompson Teteh 2
Israel Eliab 1
Goals
Noel Zemming 2
Kalabond Stadium, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
Attendance: 7,000


Prime Minister's XIII
2014 squad Coaching staff

Head coach



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



Players[edit]

Captains[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Records[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Largest winning margins
  1. 40 points vs Papua New Guinea (50-10) at Kalabond Stadium, Kakopo, Papua New Guinea on 29 September 2013
  2. 34 points vs Papua New Guinea (34-0) at Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 18 September 2005
  3. 24 points vs Papua New Guinea (42-18) at Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 27 September 2009
  4. 24 points vs Papua New Guinea (54-30) at Lloyd Robson Oval, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 27 September 2008

Individual[edit]

  • Most games
  1. Robbie Farah (5)
  2. Greg Bird (4)
  3. Michael Jennings (4)
  4. David Shillington (4)
  • Most tries
  1. Jarryd Hayne (6)
  2. Michael Jennings (6)
  3. Chris Lawrence (5)
  4. Josh Morris (4)
  • Most points
  1. Jarryd Hayne (24)
  2. Michael Jennings (24)
  3. Chris Lawrence (20)
  4. Scott Prince (20)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League players spread HIV message in PNG". The Sydney Morning Herald, AAP. 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 

External links[edit]