I wouldn't know about that but I remember a story about lonergan having to drive the team bus because the png driver got too drunk and that we scored a try at the end to win it but the aussie ref was too scared to award it because the crowd was rioting.
Does anyone remember a documentry on another tour we done there in 1990 (I think).
I recorded it off the tv one night and watched it back that many times that the tape broke- it fascinated me.
I was meant to go to png on a cruise a couple of years back but covid put an end to that one. apparently the diving/ snorkling is some of the best in the world.
I believe England last played against the Exiles? That isn't a Test match and as such rankings are based on the latest Test results, therefore Tonga having just lost to the #1 ranked Kiwis is a better result than not playing a Test at all..
This is the advantage Tier 1 nations have over Tier 2, more Test matches. Though the ARLC has a huge (unfair and biased) say in who in the Southern Hemisphere plays and when..
I gave up long ago expecting consistent decision with rugby league and the international game.
We hear a lot of good intentions and plans but they never get carried out as there always ends up being an issue or something "better". Often from the Australian side similar to the decision to remove the mid year tests due to complaining about Origin scheduling.
In regards to your question. I wouldn't be surprised if two guys in blazers go down to the pub and sink a few and then organise colour coded cards.