Australia vs New Zealand – Semi-Final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Rugby League World Cup
When is Australia vs New Zealand on and what time does it start? Australia vs New Zealand will take place on Friday 11th November, 2022 – 19:45 (UK)
Where is Australia vs New Zealand taking place? Australia vs New Zealand will take place at Elland Road in Leeds, England
Where can I get tickets for Australia vs New Zealand? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Australia vs New Zealand
What channel is Australia vs New Zealand on in the UK? Australia vs New Zealand will be televised live on BBC in the UK
Where can I stream Australia vs New Zealand in the UK? Australia vs New Zealand can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer in the UK
THE TEAM NEWS
- Australia continued their march towards defending their Rugby League World Cup crown as they ran out convincing winners against Lebanon last week to make it four straight victories in this year’s tournament.
- Josh Addo-Carr continued his wonderful tournament as he notched a five-try haul to take his tally to 11 from three games and he could be joined in the side for this semi-final by Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Ben Hunt who have both been recalled to the 19-man squad.
Squad: 1 James Tedesco, 2 Daly Cherry-Evans, 3 Ben Hunt, 4 Valentine Holmes, 5 Jake Trbojevic, 6 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 7 Cameron Munster, 8 Latrell Mitchell, 9 Josh Addo-Carr, 10 Jack Wighton, 11 Cameron Murray, 13 Patrick Carrigan, 14 Nathan Cleary, 16 Reuben Cotter, 17 Angus Crichton, 18 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, 20 Harry Grant, 21 Liam Martin, 24 Isaah Yeo
- New Zealand were given a huge scare by Fiji in their quarter-final last week and were perhaps fortunate to be on the receiving end of a contentious decision which gave them a late lead in that contest.
- Joey Manu will go head-to-head with Sydney Roosters teammate James Tedesco in a battle of the fullbacks which could be key here while the Kiwis could be boosted by the return of NRL Premiership winning prop Moses Leota after overcoming a pectoral injury.
Squad: 1 Joseph Manu, 2 Ronaldo Mulitalo, 4 Peta Hiku, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Dylan Brown, 7 Jahrome Hughes, 8 Jesse Bromwich, 9 Brandon Smith, 10 James Fisher-Harris, 11 Isaiah Papali’i, 12 Kenny Bromwich, 13 Joseph Tapine, 14 Kieran Foran, 15 Moses Leota, 16 Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 17 Briton Nikora, 19 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 20 Isaac Liu, 21 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
Australia continue to look like the team to beat as the pre-tournament favourites had no issue in overcoming Lebanon in their last eight clash. The Kangaroos were comfortable winners but they will face a tougher class here against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand. The Kiwis were underwhelming last week as they struggled to get the better of Fiji and they know a repeat performance will end their participation in the tournament. They will need to be much better than they have shown throughout the tournament to date but even if they do improve, it is hard to see them overcoming Australia who look capable of covering the -11.5 handicap.