Papua New Guinea's rugby league coach is hoping improved preparations will mean an improved performance on the field when the Kumuls take on the England Knights in Lae on Saturday.
PNG are coming off a 34-18 loss to the Australian Prime Minister's XIII three weeks ago but coach Michael Marum said he is hopeful the team can put out a better display this weekend.
Marum said the team has had a bit more time together, which should mean they will be able to put their best foot forward.
"We want to improve from the Australian match," he said.
"We only had one captain's run and one main session together with the rest of the team for the Australian match. This time around we have a few sessions together so it really works. "
However Marum said he did not expect the challenge to be any easier when they take on the what is effectively a second tier England side.
"There is a lot of experience in that team, Super League-wise. They have had two weeks in Brisbane. They will be tough, we can't underestimate them. The last time we played against a previous team up here was I think back in 1996 where we lost to them to 32-30."