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.

Tkatchenkto and Pakop Allianz

Congratulations Papua New Guinea we are Hosting the Rugby League World Cup in Port Moresby 2017 . Officially Announced today in Sydney Australia Allianz Stadium.

Posted by Hon Justin Tkatchenko MP on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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.

A big thank you to Governor Powes Parkop for co funding and being the host city for the Rugby League World Cup for 2017.

Posted by Hon Justin Tkatchenko MP on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Congratulations to NCD Governor and the Sport Minister on your successful bid.

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