It’s never dull here in Centennial Parklands! Yesterday we were delighted to host an elite rugby league team – the Prime Minister’s XIII – that is shortly heading over to Papua New Guinea. The players enjoyed a run around in front of the cameras on Tramway Oval, Moore Park.
We provide training and fitness opportunities for over 550,000 people every year, and some of Australia’s most popular elite sporting teams are regular sights in the Parklands. And now, national representative teams!
Ummm…what is the Prime Minister’s XIII team?
Wikipedia to the rescue. The Prime Minister’s XIII is a representative rugby league team, nominally selected by the Prime Minister of Australia, comprising Australian players from National Rugby League clubs that did not qualify for the NRL Finals. The team is selected to play an annual fixture against the Papua New Guinea national rugby league team in Papua New Guinea in the final weeks of the rugby league season.
Yesterday the players selected had a media training run…
In case you’re wondering, the team was named this week, and is:
PM’s XIII: Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, Brent Tate, Josh Morris, Kevin Gordon, Greg Bird, Aidan Sezer, Ryan James, Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Sam Thaiday, Josh Papalii, Corey Parker. Interchange: Gavin Cooper, Matt Gillett, David Shillington, Josh Reynolds. 18th man: Ben Hannant
They will head over to Papua New Guinea next week to play on 29 September 2013.
Good luck guys!
By the way, which other elite teams play at Centennial Parklands?
Some very successful ones on this year’s form!
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