England vs Tonga Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023 Rugby League International
When is England vs Tonga on and what time does it start? England vs Tonga will take place on Saturday 28th October, 2023 – 14:30 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for England vs Tonga? Visit each nation’s official website for the latest ticket information
What channel is England vs Tonga on in the UK? England vs Tonga will be televised live on BBC One
Where can I stream England vs Tonga in the UK? England vs Tonga can be streamed live on the BBC Sport website or app
THE TEAM NEWS
- England were able to prevail in the opening Test of the three-match series against Tonga, hanging on to the lead despite the away side threatening to overhaul them in the dying stages.
- Mikey Lewis impressed on his England debut and will be aiming to back that up here with George Williams still sidelined through suspension while Dom Young and Morgan Knowles have been ruled out of the series.
19-man squad: Matty Ashton, John Bateman, Tom Burgess, Daryl Clark, Ben Currie, Liam Farrell, Chris Hill, Tom Johnstone, Toby King, Matty Lees, Mikey Lewis, Mike McMeeken, Robbie Mulhern, Harry Newman, Victor Radley, Harry Smith, Danny Walker, Jack Welsby, Elliott Whitehead
- Tonga played their part in a topsy-turvy game in St. Helens last week and will come on for that experience as their new-look side fell just short against the hosts, going down 22-18.
- Several places are up for grabs in this side and it would not be a surprise to see head coach Kristian Woolf make several changes to the makeup of the 17 for this second and pivotal encounter.
19-man squad: Will Hopoate, Junior Tupou, Will Penisini, Moses Suli, Toultau Koula, Tui Lolohea, Isaiya Katoa, Addin Fonua-Blake, Siliva Havili, Tevita Tatola, Tyson Frizell, Haumole Olakau'atu, Felise Kaufusi, Dion Teaupa, Moeaki Fotuaika, Keaon Koloamatangi, Eliesa Katoa, Hame Sele, Konrad Hurrell
England did just enough to earn the spoils in the opening game of the series and will be out to secure a second win in succession in this second Test in Huddersfield. The hosts got the job done, largely because of how well their new pairing in the halves performed as Harry Smith and Mikey Lewis combined very effectively. The playing conditions may not have suited the Tongans in the opening game but they will hope to have adjusted to them after last week’s clash and they are favoured with the aid of a start on the handicap here with another tight affair expected.
BETTING TIP: Tonga +8