Last weekend, England stunned Samoa with more than just a comprehensive win, it was a demolition of a side tipped to beat England and have more of a chance at winning the World Cup.
It made for good watching for any England fans with 10 tries ran in including braces from Dom Young and Elliot Whitehead as well as brilliant tries from Jack Welsby, Kallum Watkins, Herbie Farnwoth, Tommy Makinson, George Williams and Tom Burgess.
The 43,119 fans in attendance loved every second of it as did viewers at home with nearly 2 million fans tuning in at the programme’s peak viewership.
A huge 1.8 million fans were watching at the hight of the drama whilst the programme overall averaged around 1.3 million.
Serious About Rugby League has contacted World Cup organisers about the viewership achieved for the other games so far in the tournament and are led to believe that they will be released tomorrow.
However, it is clear that the performance from England on Saturday has sparked intrigue for the tournament and certainly England with organisers yesterday releasing more tickets for England’s game this weekend against France at Bolton which could see Shaun Wane’s side secure a quarter-final spot.
These tickets are restricted view seats but demonstrate the demand that so many fans want to be in attendance that they don’t mind the restricted view.