manu samoa are scheduled to host Tonga on Saturday, July 9. The Pacific Nations Cup match between the two huge nations will kick off at 8:05am UK time – 7pm local time. Manu Samoa vs Tonga Ikale Tahi Rugby will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Main Event.
The 15th edition of the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2022 kicks off this weekend in the Fijian capital Suva. The popular tournament in the Pacific region features hosts Fiji, Australia A, Samoa and Tonga in 2022 and will be shown live on World Rugby platforms.
Vodafone Flying Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter has named five debutants in the run-on team which faces a high-profile Tongan side in the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup match on Saturday at HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.
For the first time, rugby fans around the world will be able to catch all the action live on World Rugby platforms, with the exception of those in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand where local broadcasters will show the games live on their channels.
How to watch Samoa vs Tonga FREE live stream
Date: Saturday, July 9
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Suva, Fiji
Kick-off: 9:30 am local (08:05 BST,07:05 GMT)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
The great news for samoa vs Tonga Rugby fans in the UK is that this match is set to be shown absolutely FREE on Channel 4.
Coverage starts at 1.30pm ahead of the 2pm kick-off, and you can also watch online via Channel 4’s All4 streaming service.
If you are indeed watching online, you can do so on your laptop, or via apps for the likes of Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire.
Israel Folau joins star names in Tonga squad for Fiji Test
The 33-year-old, who scored 37 tries for Australia in 73 internationals between 2013 and 2019, was listed as “Isileli Folau” and named on the right wing for the match in Suva.
Folau, an evangelical Christian, had his Australia contract torn up in 2019 after he posted a meme on social media which said “hell” awaits homosexuals and other groups.
World Rugby’s decision last year to allow players to switch their international allegiance paved the way for Folau to represent Tonga, coached by former Wallaby Toutai Kefu.
Former All Blacks Malakai Fekitoa and Salesi “Charles” Piutau were also included in the Tonga side at inside centre and fullback respectively.
Having become a pariah in Australian sport after his social media posts, Folau returned to rugby league in France in 2020.