Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017)

Marum: Great honour to host World Cup

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).

Ireland, Wales qualify for Rugby League World Cup 2017

As RLEF qualifying Group A winners, Wales, will take position “EQ1” in Pool C of the RLWC2017 tournament draw, with Ireland taking the place of “EQ2” as Group B winners.

RLWC2017 CEO, Andrew Hill, welcomed the addition of both teams to the sport’s pinnacle international event, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, with three pool games in Papua New Guinea, from 27 October until 2 December 2017.

“I’d like to congratulate both Ireland and Wales on qualifying for next year’s Rugby League World Cup.