Tonga vs Samoa – Quarter-final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Rugby League World Cup
When is Tonga vs Samoa on and what time does it start? Tonga vs Samoa will take place on Sunday 6th November, 2022 – 14:30 (UK)
Where is Tonga vs Samoa taking place? Tonga vs Samoa will take place at Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington, England
Where can I get tickets for Tonga vs Samoa? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Tonga vs Samoa
What channel is Tonga vs Samoa on in the UK? Tonga vs Samoa will be televised live on BBC in the UK
Where can I stream Tonga vs Samoa in the UK? Tonga vs Samoa can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer in the UK
THE TEAM NEWS
- Tonga failed to impress in their opening two games of the Rugby League World Cup but they put that right with a record-breaking display against Cook Islands last week as they posted 92 points in what was a brilliant attacking performance.
- Jason Taumalolo will be raring to go in what should be a hugely physical contest having made his first appearance of the tournament in last week’s win over Cook Islands after serving a three-match ban.
Squad: 6 Talatau Amone, 18 David Fifita, 8 Addin Fonua-Blake, 17 Moeaki Fotuaika, 9 Siliva Havili, 1 Will Hopoate, 24 Isaiya Katoa, 5 Sione Katoa, 11 Felise Kaufusi, 12 Keaon Koloamatangi, 7 Tui Lolohea, 14 Soni Luke, 21 Ben Murdoch-Masila, 4 Will Penisini, 19 Mosese Suli, 16 Tevita Tatola, 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho, 13 Jason Taumalolo, 2 Daniel Tupou
- Samoa convincingly defeated France in their do-or-die matchup as they ran out 62-4 victors to finish second behind England in Pool A and they will believe they are building nicely ahead of this quarter-final contest with Tonga.
- The Samoans were hit by injuries early in their campaign but look in a better place now with what appears to be a settled side and all eyes will be on key man Jarome Luai with Samoa needing him to run the show if they are to advance to the last four.
Squad: 4 Stephen Crichton, 20 Chanel Harris-Tavita, 15 Royce Hunt, 23 Oregon Kaufusi, 25 Tim Lafai, 21 Fa’amanu Brown, 9 Danny Levi, 6 Jarome Luai, 2 Taylan May, 7 Anthony Milford, 8 Josh Papali’i, 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Ligi Sao, 26 Ken Sio, 12 Jaydn Su’a, 1 Joseph Suaalii, 17 Martin Taupau, 5 Brian To’o, 22 Kelma Tuilagi
This could well turn out to be the game of the Rugby League World Cup as Tonga take on Samoa in a mouth-watering battle of the Pacific Island outfits. Both teams started the tournament with hopes of lifting the RLWC crown but one side will not even make it to the final four as they take on one another in this quarter-final matchup at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The Tongans finally hit their straps in a demolition job against Cook Islands while Samoa have also done well since their opening day hammering against England. This contest could genuinely go either way but with the teams so well-matched, a close affair is expected with the winning side expected to prevail by a margin of 1-12 points.