The PM's XIII Australian Kangaroos team arrived in Port Moresby today to a rousing welcome from rugby league fanatics in the city. School children, men and women swarmed to the airport as early as 1pm to catch a glimpse of their rugby league heroes.
The flight’s delay and the sun's heat did nothing to move the crowd.
The plane finally touched down at Jackson’s International Airport just after 3pm and was met by cheering and chanting for players like Greg Inglis, James Tedesco and Matt Moylan.
The airport erupted as the Australian team walked out to board their bus.
Police and airport security had to fight back the crowd, who then chased after the team bus that left for Holiday Inn
Most team players are first-timers to Papua New Guinea and are excited to be in the country.The team will be attending planned community visits including the League Bilong Laif rugby clinic with over a hundred students from Port Moresby schools before their big game with the PM's XIII PNG Kumuls team on Saturday 24 September at the National Football Stadium.
Pictured: PNG fans greeting some of the players on arrival this afternoon.
By Staff Reporter : PNG Today