Rugby League World cup Fiji Bati vs Italy on Sunday (1.30am Fiji time).
Kingston Park in Newcastle plays host to this must-watch match, in which both sides’ tournaments are potentially on the line. The game will kick off in the early afternoon of Saturday BST, meaning Australian viewers will have to sacrifice some sleep to catch this one live. The winner all but locks up a spot in the quarter-finals, while the losing team will most likely be heading home early.
Fiji Bati vs Italy Rugby league 2022
|Italy vs Fiji
|Date & time
|23 October 2022
|SKY Sports & Foxtel Now
Fiji showed plenty of spirit in their opening encounter with Australia on the first day of the tournament. They put plenty of pressure on the Kangaroos early on, and even scored the first try of the game. But it was always going to be a tough task against the Aussies, and despite the scoreline blowing out slightly, the Bati continued to play good footy right down to the final siren.
How to Watch RLWC Games Live in Fiji
Fiji One of the Leading sports channel Fox Sports gets the broadcast rights to telecast Fiji Bati vs Italy Rugby League World cup 2022 live in Australia
Fijians’ viewers will be able to watch all 61 men’s, women’s and wheelchair matches at the end-of-season World Cup in England live on Fox Sports.
The Foxtel Group has secured the coveted Australian broadcast rights to the World Cup, which begins with England hosting Samoa at St James Park on October 15 and concludes with the men’s and women’s finals at Old Trafford on November 19.
Australia defeated Fiji 42-8 in RLWC round one clash at Leeds
Australia overcame an early scare to run away with their first game of the Rugby League World Cup, Storm playmakers Harry Grant and Cameron Munster leading the way, as they defeated a brave but ill-disciplined Fiji 42-8 in an eight-try feast before a crowd of 13,366 at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
After 1078 days since their last Test, the Kangaroos were shellshocked early when, from Fiji’s first set in possession, the men in white touched down, a deliciously curling grubber from Siti Moceidreke curving back to meet Semi Valemei in the left corner. It was a heartening start for the Fijian Bati that must have cheered coach Joe Rabele who had been rushed to hospital with illness before the kickoff.
(from bottom left, clockwise): Ashton Golding of Jamaica, Anthony Milford of Samoa, Latrell Mitchell of Australia and England’s Dom Young
Men’s Rugby League World Cup: group-by-group preview
The sucker-punch start made Australia lost shape. Fiji had made the most of their one minute in attack, while Australia failed to convert from 14 minutes with the ball. But after some strong Jake Trbojevic charges, Cameron Murray and Daly Cherry-Evans combined, pivoting at pace as they sank into the line. It created the reverse angle for Jeremiah Nanai, slicing back inside to go in under the posts in the 15th minute.