Wales vs Cook Islands: Kick-off time, Venue, TV Channel and team news

The final game of the opening round of the World Cup sees another clash with Group D which last night produced the game of the tournament between Papua New Guinea and Tonga.

Now can Wales and the Cook Islands follow suit?

Here’s everything you need to know as they try to.

Kick-off time and venue

The game kicks off at 19:30 at Leigh Sports Village.

TV Channel

TV coverage starts at 19:00 on BBC Two.

Team News

Both sides have Super League talent their squads. Wales have Rhys Williams, Leigh’s Caleb Aekins and former Super League winger Elliot Kear as well as former Huddersfield Giants man Chester Butler.

New Giants Esan Marsters features for the Cook Islands as does Hull KR’s man Brad Takiarangi who will be partnered in the halves by Johnathan Ford. Leeds Rhinos’ Zane Tetevano features alongside former Rhino Kevin Iro’s son Kayal Iro. Former Wigan and Warrington man Anthony Gelling is also set to play.

Caleb AEKINS
Rhvs WILLIAMS
Will EVANS
Dalton GRANT
Elliot KEAR
Josh RALPH
Ant WALKER
Matty FOZARD
Dan FLEMING
Rhodri LLOYD
Chester BUTLER
Ben EVANS
Ollie OLDS
Curtis DAVIES
Joe BURKE
Bailey ANTROBUS
Connor DAVIES
Mike BUTT
Tom HOPKINS

Kayal IRO
Paul ULBERG
Anthony GELLING
Esan MARSTERS
Steven MASTERS
Brad Takairangi
Johnathon FORD
Makahesi MAKATOA
Aaron TEROI
Tepai MOEROA
Dominique PEYROUX
Brendan PIAKURA
Zane TETEVANO
Tevin ARONA
Reubenn RENNIE
Rua NCATIKAURA
Pride PETTERSON-ROBATI
Davvy MOALE
Reuben PORTER

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