Mortimer and Elgey arrive in PNG
Titans players Kane Elgey and Daniel Mortimer flew into Port Moresby with the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII yesterday to a big welcome by the locals. They take on the Kumuls tomorrow Sir John Guise Stadium (7pm kick-off).
The team flew into Cairns on Wednesday and trained at the Cairns local junior footy club, before attending a local ‘Men of League’ north Queensland dinner.
After setting foot in PNG the Aussies joined the PNG side at a function hosted by the Australian High Commission.
The team completed a final captain’s run this morning at the stadium before completing an opposed session against the NSW under-16s young achievers side, who had just completed the Kokoda track and will play a curtain-raiser against the PNG under 16s.
The Australian PM’s XIII presented playing jerseys to the NSW under 16s young achievers side – a huge moment for the young side.
The team then joined a ‘League Bilong Life’ (League For Life) activity with school children from Port Moresby. The message throughout the tour from the team is ‘strong men respect women’ and all players have been helping to spread this message.