Marum: Great honour to host World Cup

Papua New Guinea Kumuls’ coach Michael Marum says it is a great honour for the country to co-host the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017).

It is also a privilege for the code to bring the World Cup to PNG.

Marum said ever since he played for PNG, the country has always played away so to bring the RLWC matches to PNG, it means a lot to the fans and supporters out there.

The tournament is set from October 26-December 2 and will be co-hosted by Australia, New Zealand and PNG.

PNG will host the Kumuls’ three pool matches at the National Football Stadium (NFS) against Wales (October 28), Ireland (November 5) and the USA (November 12).

Marum thanked Oil Search and Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) for giving PNG the chance to host the three pool matches.

Quintina Naime