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

Seven of the eight quarter-finalists in the rugby league world cup have already been confirmed.

Holders Australia take on Lebanon, New Zealand will look at avenge their 2017 quarter-final defeat to Fiji whilst Samoa and Tonga could be the best and biggest quarter-final in the tournament’s history.

However, England’s opponents aren’t quite settled. Papua New Guinea’s place in the last eight is all but confirmed but Wales could mathematically take their place in the knockouts with the right win.

So, here’s everything you need to know about the last group game of the World Cup and one of the most important.

Kick-off time and venue

The game kicks off at 19:30 at the Eco-Power Stadium in Doncaster.

TV Coverage

TV coverage begins on BBC Two at 19:00.

Team News

There could be some first appearances of the tournament for Papua New Guiean who have included the likes of Zev John in their squad. Their spine will still intact with Leigh trio Nene MacDonald, Lachlan Lam and Edwin Ipape set to play key roles. Meanwhile, Leeds Rhinos star Rhyse Martin will look to lead the way. Wales have named a strong squad with Wakefield Trinity winger Kyle Evans set to catch the eye once again.

Papua New Guinea
8 Wellington Albert
13 Jacob Alick
18 Keven Apo
24 Zev John
9 Edwin Ipape
1 Alex Johnston
7 Lachlan Lam
6 Kyle Laybutt
3 Nene MacDonald
12 Rhyse Martin (captain)
14 Wesser Tenza
19 Jimmy Ngutlik
4 Justin Olam
11 Nixon Putt
15 Daniel Russell
20 Rodrick Tai
22 Jeremiah Simbiken
17 Emmanuel Waine
21 Sherwin Tanabi

1. Caleb Aekins
2. Rhys Williams
4. Will Evans
6. Elliot Kear (c)
7. Josh Ralph
8. Anthony Walker
9. Matty Fozard
10. Dan Fleming
11. Rhodri Lloyd
12. Chester Butler
14. Ollie Olds
15. Curtis Davies
16. Joe Burke
17. Bailey Antrobus
18. Connor Davies
19. Mike Butt
22. Kyle Evans
23. James Olds
24. Gavin Bennion

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