England vs Papua New Guinea – Quarter-final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Rugby League World Cup
When is England vs Papua New Guinea on and what time does it start? England vs Papua New Guinea will take place on Saturday 5th November, 2022 – 14:30 (UK)
Where is England vs Papua New Guinea taking place? England vs Papua New Guinea will take place at DW Stadium in Wigan, England
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What channel is England vs Papua New Guinea on in the UK? England vs Papua New Guinea will be televised live on BBC in the UK
Where can I stream England vs Papua New Guinea in the UK? England vs Papua New Guinea can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer in the UK
THE TEAM NEWS
- England secured their biggest ever victory at a Rugby League World Cup as they demolished minnows Greece in a 94-4 success to finish top of Pool A with three wins from three having notched a total of 196 points.
England have tried some different combinations during the group stage but head coach Shaun Wane has some difficult choices to make as he looks to find a winning formula with Jack Welsby, George Williams and Marc Sneyd all hoping to feature in the halves.
Squad:1 Sam Tomkins, 2 Tommy Makinson, 3 Kallum Watkins, 4 Herbie Farnworth, 6 Jack Welsby, 8 Tom Burgess, 9 Michael McIlorum, 11 Elliott Whitehead, 12 John Bateman, 13 Victor Radley, 14 Dom Young, 15 Morgan Knowles, 16 Matty Lees, 17 Mike Cooper, 18 Chris Hill, 20 Mike McMeeken, 21 Marc Sneyd, 24 Kai Pearce-Paul
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
- Papua New Guinea were made to work hard by Wales in their final group game before eventually running out comfortable victors to secure their spot in this quarter-final with hosts England.
The Kumuls know they have it all to do if they are to cause an almighty upset but with Lachlan Lam and Kyle Laybutt forming a good partnership in the halves and Edwin Ipape performing superbly at hooker, PNG are capable of doing some damage with the ball.
Squad: 1 Alex Johnston, 3 Nene MacDonald, 4 Justin Olam, 6 Kyle Laybutt, 7 Lachlan Lam, 8 Wellington Albert, 9 Edwin Ipape, 10 Sylvester Namo, 11 Nixon Putt, 12 Rhyse Martin, 13 Jacob Alick, 15 Daniel Russell, 16 McKenzie Yei, 18 Keven Appo, 19 Jimmy Ngutlik, 20 Rodrick Tai, 22 Jeremiah Simbiken, 23 Watson Boas, 24 Zev John
England caught the eye with their performances during the group stage of the Rugby League World Cup but those performances will count for little unless they book their spot in the semi-finals. The host nation scored more points than any other side in the tournament in their three Pool A matches and head coach Shaun Wane will hope that at least counts for something ahead of this potentially tricky clash with Papua New Guinea. The Kumuls will firmly believe that they can cause an upset having shown their quality in small spells during the tournament so far but England will prove difficult opponents to overcome and the hosts are fancied to win by 13+ points.