Papua New Guinea were gallant in defeat against Tonga but should atone with a comfortable win over an outmatched Cook Islands outfit.
Papua New Guinea are the most underrated team at the World Cup. They have such a strong side that is not only chock full of underrated talent but beautifully balanced.
Alex Johnston and Justin Olam head a magnificent back five. The Lam-Laybutt halves combination continues to improve. The underrated Edwin Ipape is a dynamo at hooker. Rhyse Martin is the spiritual leader of a very good pack.
The Cook Islands trailed Wales at halftime and with little topline talent they look to be in line for a thumping.
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Alex Johnston is tracking to become the greatest tryscorer in premiership history and should find his way through the Cook Islands defence.
Justin Olam has six tries in 11 games for PNG and three straight seasons of double digit tries for the Storm.
Edwin Ipape not only won the Championship Player of the Year but showed himself to be a tryscoring freak. He scored 22 tries last season including 18 in his last 14 games. He will be crossing against the Cook Islands.