ENGLAND take on Samoa in a tough opening Rugby League World Cup group game this weekend.
The big tournament finally gets underway on English soil a year after it was first postponed because of the Covid pandemic.
Shaun Wane's side will be hoping to go a step further than they did in 2017, when they lost in the World Cup final to Australia.
They come up against the Samoans in their opener, with games against France and Greece to come after that.
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When is England vs Samoa?
- England's clash with Samoa takes place on Saturday, October 15.
- The game will get underway from 2.30pm UK time.
- England vs Samoa will be held at St James' Park in Newcastle.
- England have won their last two encounters with Samoa and go into the clash as the favourites.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- England vs Samoa will be shown live on BBC One in the UK.
- You can live stream the action from the BBC iPlayer, which is available for download onto your mobile and tablet device.
- England vs Samoa is FREE to watch, so long as you have a TV licence.
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England vs Samoa team news
- Andy Ackers, Joe Batchelor, John Bateman, Tom Burgess, Mike Cooper, Herbie Farnworth, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees, Tommy Makinson, Michael McIlorum, Mike McMeeken, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kai Pearce-Paul, Victor Radley, Marc Sneyd, Luke Thompson, Sam Tomkins, Kallum Watkins, Jack Welsby, Elliott Whitehead, George Williams, Dom Young
- Josh Alouai, Fa’amanu Brown, Stephen Crichton, Mathew Feagai, Braden Hamlin-Uele, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Royce Hunt, Oregon Kaufusi, Spencer Leniu, Danny Levi, Jarome Luai, Taylan May, Tyrone May, Anthony Milford, Josh Papali’i, Junio Paulo, Jaydn Su’a, Joseph Suau’ali’i, Hamiso Tabuai-Difow, Izack Tago, Martin Taupa’u, Brain To’o, Kelma Tuilagi
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