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1990 First Test: Papua New Guinea 20 Great Britain 18

Papua New Guinea v Great Britain - First Test Match.
Sunday 27th May 1990 at Danny Leahy Oval, Goroka.

Team Sheets

- Papua New Guinea Position Great Britain -
1 Ipisa Wanega Full Back Alan Tait (Widnes) 1
2 Arnold Krewanty Winger Paul Eastwood (Hull) 2
3 Phillip Boge Centre Daryl Powell (Sheffield) 3
4 Bal Numapo Centre Jonathan Davies (Widnes) 4
5 Mea Morea Winger Carl Gibson (Leeds) 5
6 Stanley Haru Stand Off Garry Schofield (Leeds) 6
7 Gigmai Ongugo Scrum Half Bobby Goulding (Wigan) 7
8 Bobby Ako Prop Roy Powell (Leeds) 8
9 Michael Matmillo Hooker Lee Jackson (Hull) 9
10 Tuivo Evei Prop Paul Dixon (Leeds) 10
11 Joe Gispe 2nd Row Denis Betts (Wigan) 11
12 Arebo Taumaku 2nd Row Karl Fairbank (Bradford) 12
13 Michael Angara L.Forward Mike Gregory (Warrington) 13
14 Chris Itam Substitute Deryck Fox (Featherstone) 14
15 Hoah Kool Substitute Phil Clarke (Wigan) 15
16 Goro Arigai Substitute Shaun Irwin (Castleford) 16
17 Max Tiri Substitute Keith England (Castleford) 17

Score Sheet

Papua New Guinea 20 --- Great Britain 18
Tries (2):
Tuivo Evei
Stanley Haru
--- Tries (3):
Paul Eastwood
Jonathan Davies
Bobby Goulding
Bal Numapo 5
--- Goals:
Jonathan Davies 3
Drop Goals:
Bal Numapo 1
Stanley Haru 1
--- -


The Match was held up after 14 minutes for 3 minutes after Tear Gas drifted across the field following police firing rifle shots and tear gas canisters at a hysterical mob of stone throwing fans locked out of the ground.

Half Time

Papua New Guinea 14 Great Britain 8


Dennis Hale (New Zealand)

Match Attendance


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