27 Oct 2020

A new PNG league hero is born

From , 5:00 am on 27 October 2020

Papua New Guinea has a new National Rugby League champion after the Melbourne Storm withstood a late comeback to defeat the Penrith Panthers 26-20 in Sunday's grand final.

Kumuls star Justin Olam scored the opening try of the match to cap a fairytale season in which the Highlands-born player established himself in the toughest rugby league competition in the world.

RNZ Pacific sports reporter Vinnie Wylie joins Dateline Pacific to talk about his significant achievement.

Justin Olam.

Justin Olam. Photo: NRL