Nathan Hindmarsh leads Aus PM team

Seemingly out of favour former Australian representative Nathan Hindmarsh has been hoisted back into calculations for the Rugby League World Cup after securing not only a role, but the skippers role in the Australian PM’s 13 team. Hindmarsh along with teammate Jarryd Hayne and other surprise selections Wendell Sailor, Scott Prince, Robbie Farah and Alan Tongue will join forces to compete against Papua New Guinea later this month.

The team – featuring players no longer participating in the NRL finals series – will be captained by Eels workhorse Nathan Hindmarsh and coach by Queensland State of Origin mentor Mal Meninga.

They will take on Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on September 28.

“The fans in Port Moresby are amongst the most passionate league supporters you will find anywhere in the world,” Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said.

“The match not only provides a great opportunity for local fans to see their favourite NRL stars, it will leave a real legacy off the field.

“I wish ‘my team’ all the best and I’m confident Mal’s winning record this year will continue.”

Here’s the team:

1. Jarryd Hayne
2. Wendell Sailor
3. Michael Jennings
4. Joel Monaghan
5. Josh Morris
6. Terry Campese
7. Scott Prince
8. Carl Webb
9. Robbie Farah
10. Ben Cross
11. Nathan Hindmarsh (capt)
12. Luke O’Donnell
13. Alan Tongue

Interchange:
14. Craig Wing
15. Chris Heighington
16. Cory Paterson
17. Joe Picker

18th man: Chris Lawrence.

Coach: Mal Meninga.

2 thoughts on “Nathan Hindmarsh leads Aus PM team”

  1. Glad these players get recognition and a spot on the team.

    They are rarely in the limelight, and its good to see players from clubs other than Storm and Manly, Broncos and Sharks in the spotlight.

  2. Here in Port Moresby, were are all fired up (both players and supporters) to spark fire for the Australian PM’s 13. Our Kumuls are ready for fireworks as the supporters are ready to deafen the players.

    You don’t find a country whose rugby league supporters are as crazy as PNG!

    Every player playing in the NRL is a household name here in PNG. But given the draw last year, we are going to do all we can to help the Kumuls beat the Kangaroos PM 13.

    Such an important game on our social calendar.

    Go the Kumuls

    Davies
    Kumuls soul

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