PM XIII update

Halves Johnathan Thurston and Matt Orford will be looking to impress Test selectors when they line up for the Australian Prime Minister's thirteen against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby today.

The Kangaroos' No.7 jumper is up for grabs since the retirement of Newcastle great Andrew Johns from representative football. New Zealand Warriors prop Steve Price, Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah and North Queensland forward Luke O'Donnell will also be pressing their claims for the end of season Tri Nations series against the Kiwis and Great Britain.

Coach Mal Meninga says Parramatta rookie Jarryd Hayne, South Sydney's Nathan Merritt, Manly's Brett Stewart and Newcastle's Jarrod Mullen will also prove they are future Test stars.