Papua New Guinea will be hosting the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Port Moresby. The announcement was made by Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko on his Facebook page today.
The announcement is a milestone in the country’s sporting history and I’m sure my rugby crazed wantoks will be over the moon.
It will be a collaborative effort with Australia and New Zealand, and although it might not be fully hosted by us, it is a sign that we are getting recognition as a leader in the Pacific.
Congratulations to NCD Governor and the Sport Minister on your successful bid.