Withers called up to PM side

Canberra Raiders hooker Lincoln Withers has been called into the Prime Minister's XIII for Sunday's clash with Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.

Withers' elevation followed Craig Wing's withdrawal due to calf and knee injuries with the star rake also ruled out of the Kangaroos' train-on squad.

Withers' selection comes with fellow hookers Robbie Farah and Danny Buderus sidelined with injury and Melbourne's Cameron Smith and North Queensland's Aaron Payne involved in finals action and out of contention.