England vs Papua New Guinea: Kick-off Time, Venue, TV Channel and Team News

After Australia booked their place in the semi-finals last night, it’s England and Papua New Guinea’s turn to battle for a place in the final four of the Rugby League World Cup.

The Kumuls will be hoping to replicate the magic of their 2019 win over Great Britain whilst England will be on a mission to get to back to back World Cup Finals.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Kick off time and venue 

The game kicks off at 14:30 at Wigan Warriors’ DW stadium.

TV channel

TV coverage starts at 14;05 on BBC One.

Team News

Shaun Wane has already selected his two wingers for this game leaving out Ryan Hall when naming his 19-man squad. Luke Thompson was also a shock omission. Sam Tomkins, Herbie Farnworth, Kallum Watkins, Elliot Whitehead and Michael McIlorum return. Wane will have to make a big call over whether Marc Sneyd plays.

1 Sam Tomkins
2 Tommy Makinson
3 Kallum Watkins
4 Herbie Farnworth
6 Jack Welsby
7 George Williams
8 Tom Burgess
9 Micky 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 

As for PNG, they again have Leigh Leopard trio Nene MacDonald, Lachlan Lam and Edwin Ipape to lead the way alongside Leeds Rhinos star Rhyse Martin. Potential Featherstone Rovers signing Kyle Laybutt will look to continue his fine form.

Alex JOHNSTON
Nene MACDONALD
Justin OLAM
Kyle LAYBUTT
Lachlan LAM
Wellington ALBERT
Edwin IPAPE
Sylvester NAMO
Nixon PUTT
Rhyse MARTIN
Jacob ALICK
Dan RUSSELL
MacKenzie YEI
Kevin APPO
Jimmy NGUTLIK
Rodrick TAI
Jeremiah SIMBIKEN
Watson BOAS
Zev JOHN

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