Tonga vs Wales: Kick-off Time, Venue, TV Channel and Team News

Tonga are hoping to follow in the footsteps of England, Australia and New Zealand to make it two wins from two and all but secure their place in the quarter-finals.

But it will be less than easy against a dogged Wales side who pushed the Cook Islands last week.

An exciting game. Here’s everything you need to know.

Kick-off time and venue

The game kicks off at 19:30 at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium.

TV Channel

TV coverage starts at 19:00 on BBC Two.

Team News

Kristian Woolf is still without St Helens star Will Hopoate through injury. Though he has brought Konrad Hurrell back into the mix who joins fellow Super League star in the shape of Tui Lolohea from Huddersfield. Former Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils man Ben Murdoch-Masila could also make his first appearance of the tournament.

From a former Wolf to a man just starting at Warrington, youngster Luke Thomas has been called into the squad after injury to Ben Evans. Caleb Aekins, whose future is up in the air, will start at fullback.

2. Daniel Tupou
3. Siosifa Talakai
4. Will Penisini
5. Sione Katoa
6. Talatau Amone
7. Tui Lolohea
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
10. Siosiua Taukeiaho
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Keaon Koloamatangi
14. Soni Luke
15. Haumole Olakau’atu
16. Tevita Tatola
17. Moeaki Fotuaika
18. David Fifita
20. Tolutau Koula
21. Ben Murdoch-Masila
22. Tesi Niu
23. Konrad Hurrell

1. Caleb Aekins
2. Rhys Williams
5. Dalton Grant
6. Elliot Kear
7. Josh Ralph
8. Anthony Walker
9. Matty Fozard
10. Dan Fleming
12. Chester Butler
14. Ollie Olds
15. Curtis Davies
16. Joe Burke
17. Bailey Antrobus
18. Connor Davies
21. Tom Hopkins
22. Kyle Evans
23. James Olds
24. Gavin Bennion
25. Luke Thomas

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