Australia have once again booked their place in a Rugby League World Cup Final.
The Kangaroos defeated New Zealand 16-14 last night at Elland Road to keep up their record of playing in every final since 1954.
It was a brilliant game and now Mal Meninga’s side is headed to Old Trafford next week to meet the winner of England vs Samoa today at the Emirates.
After last night’s win Australia skipper James Tedesco had his say on today’s semi-final warning England that Samoa will come out firing this afternoon: “I’ll watch the game tomorrow with a lot interest.
“They played each other in the first game so I know Samoa will come out and have a point to prove but England are playing some really good footy so they’ll be tough to beat but Samoa will come out firing and have a point to prove.”
The game kicks off at 14:30 at the Emirates, Arsenal’s home ground, in a rematch of game one between England and Samoa which saw England defeat Matt Parish’s side 60-6 as ex-Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane looks to return to Old Trafford, the site of many of his biggest successes.
TV coverage starts at 13:45 on BBC One.
It is Samoa’s first Rugby League World Cup semi-final as England look to return to the final after coming up short in the decider in Australia back in 2017.