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Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    FT: PNG 20-16 England

    And so the series ends level. England captain Emily Rudge is in tears.

    We'll have a match report on the BBC Sport website shortly, and our live online coverage of Great Britain's game against Papua New Guinea will be under way here at 07:00 GMT.

    Thanks for joining me - goodbye for now.

  2. Full time: PNG 20-16 England

    And it's all over - Papua New Guinea have done it.

    A phenomenal effort by the hosts, who gave away a 10-point second-half deficit but then recovered to snatch victory right at the end.

  3. TRY: PNG 20-16 England

    Shirley Joe

    PNG have surely won it! And it's a special, special try to do it.

    Shirley Joe gets the ball 20 metres out, spots a gap and drives through it. A wonderful step takes her inside the last defender, Tara-Jane Stanley, and touches down.

    The PNG players are on their knees. This is a huge moment for them.

  4. Post update

    PNG 16-16 England

    PNG have numbers to the left... it goes out to the touchline and then the inside pass is dropped!

    A frenetic finish in Port Moresby.

  5. Post update

    PNG 16-16 England

    The home fans scream wildly as PNG think they've gone over, but the referee had already blown up for a penalty against the hosts.

  6. Post update

    PNG 16-16 England

    Ten minutes left and we're level, but the momentum is with England after those two tries without reply.

  7. TRY: PNG 16-16 England

    Naomi Williams, Tara-Jane Stanley goal

    You won't see an easier try than that for a while!

    England work the ball to the right and Naomi Williams has pretty much a free run to the line from 20 metres out.

    Where was the PNG defence there?!

    Tara-Jane Stanley has the chance to bring England level from the touchline - it's good!

    England try
  8. Post update

    PNG 16-10 England

    England are fighting back. Georgia Roche puts in a superb kick from halfway and Caitlin Beevers' chase forces PNG into a forward pass in their in-goal area.

    However, an England knock-on ends any hope of points on this drive.

  9. 'PNG putting fun back into rugby league'

    PNG 16-10 England

    The atmosphere in Port Moresby continues to build as Papua New Guinea's women edge closer to a famous win, and their men's team prepare to face Great Britain.

    BBC rugby league correspondent Dave Woods has been with the Lions on every leg of their 2019 tour.

    After three successive defeats, he says the trip to Papua New Guinea has restored some fun to a disappointing few weeks.

  10. TRY: PNG 16-10 England

    Emily Rudge

    A lifeline for England from their captain Emily Rudge.

    Rudge scored four tries in last week's win in Goroka and adds another four-pointer here, forcing her way over from close range after a long spell of England pressure.

    The kick at goal is wide.

    Emily Rudge
  11. Post update

    PNG 16-6 England

    Better from England. Caitlin Beevers shows excellent speed to set the tourists on the attack... but there's Elsie Albert again! She has been absolutely dominant.

    Her strong tackle on Rhiannion Marshall takes away all of England's momentum and the kick on the last is safely gathered by the hosts.

  12. 'Turning a tap on was my greatest rugby league moment'

    Papua New Guinea rugby league legend Stanley Gene spoke to BBC Sport's Andrew Aloia earlier this week.

    He achieved plenty in the sport, playing in World Cups and in Super League, but he says his biggest achievement was helping to provide running water in the village in which he grew up.

    Read more of his incredible story here.

  13. Post update

    PNG 16-6 England

    PNG's defence is ferocious. England move into sight of the try line but Tara-Jane Stanley can't hold onto Rhiannion Marshall's pass.

  14. TRY: PNG 16-6 England

    Roswita Kapo, Erswin Kaiat goal

    And it's given!

    The signal on the field was "no try" but the replay shows that Roswita Kapo darted over and put downward pressure on the ball as it was grounded.

    England have got work to do.

    PNG try
  15. Post update

    PNG 10-6 England

    PNG think they've gone over right at the start of the second half... up to the video referee, we go...

  16. Kick-off

    PNG 10-6 England

    That half-time break flew by!

    We're back under way again in Port Moresby, with England four points behind.

    Captain Emily Rudge was right in her interview at the interval - England have made a few handling errors that have stunted their progress and they'll need to cut those out if they're going to pull this one back.

  17. One more year for O'Loughlin

    A stalwart of the England men's team will be calling it a day soon, but not just yet...

    Sean O'Loughlin will play for one more year with Wigan Warriors after signing a deal for the 2020 season yesterday.

    O'Loughlin signs to end career at Wigan

    Sean O'Loughlin

    Wigan Warriors captain Sean O'Loughlin signs a new one-year deal which will see him end his career at the club.

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  18. Post update

    HT: PNG 10-6 England

    England captain Emily Rudge: "It's been tough for us, we've put ourselves under pressure with a few mistakes and that's something we've got to sort out in the second half. We need to be better if we want to get the win."

  19. Half-time: PNG 10-6 England

    Papua New Guinea Orchids, led by their outstanding captain Elsie Albert, take a four-point lead into half-time.

    England led inside 70 seconds with a Tara-Jane Stanley try, but PNG have hit back with two scores of their own.

  20. Post update

    PNG 10-6 England

    The roar from the home crowd every time PNG do something positive is amazing.

    After England's fast start, PNG have really grown into the game and just about deserve their lead.

    Five minutes to go until half-time.