We know what the most popular sport in the country is but what is the most popular sporting team or club?
According to social media statistics site Social Bakers, the most popular sports team in PNG is the Queensland Maroons and the most popular sports club the Brisbane Broncos.
Why is this so?
Well, apart from PNG being a rugby league crazy country it seems there is a close affinity between the State of Queensland and Papua New Guinea.
Without pointing to any statistics, it’s fair to say that are certainly a high number of Papua New Guineans residing in Brisbane and Cairns.
With the grand final only days away, expect there to be a tremendous amount of support for the Broncos from Papua New Guinea fans. But don’t write off the North Queensland Cowboys because the Cowboys too have a large following but not as much as the Broncos. The Cowboys association with PNG is also evident on their playing strip as Trukai Industries, a PNG company, is a sponsor.
So here’s the screen shot of the social media statistics.