Samoan fans around the world are preparing for parades and celebrations ahead of the Rugby League World Cup showdown between Toa Samoa vs Kangaroos Australia’s.
Toa Samoa enters Old Trafford in Manchester early on Sunday morning as the first Pacific Island nation to qualify for a Rugby League World Cup Grand Final.
Their electrifying victory over England in the semi-final has made Toa Samoa fans more ambitious, with many confident their team can pull off an upset against Australia.
There are two events planned in Auckland, one in Māngere on Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm, and the other in Ōtara, early Sunday morning – between 3.30am and 9.30am there will be a large screen live-streaming the full game in the carpark behind Ōtara Town Centre.
Rugby League World Cup Final
The Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby league tournament contested by the top national representative teams. The tournament is administered by the International Rugby League and was first held in France in 1954, which was the first World Cup held for any form of rugby football.
Old Trafford will host the double-header final for the Rugby League World Cup.
Located in Manchester, England, the ground has a capacity of 74,310 which makes it the second-largest sports stadium in the country behind Wembley Stadium.
The famous stadium is the home of football team Manchester United, but with the English Premier League pausing for the FIFA World Cup in mid-November, it is available for use.
Due to this scheduling, no other Rugby League World Cup games will be played at Old Trafford earlier in the tournament.
How to watch the Rugby League World Cup final
Fox League will hold exclusive rights to the 2022 Rugby League World Cup in Australia.
Spark Sport will broadcast all games in New Zealand, with Channel Three and ThreeNow to show Kiwis games live.
BBC will host the RLWC in the UK, with games to be held on their main channel and streaming services.
Toa Samoa v Kangaroos Rugby League
Gallagher Australian Kangaroos Head Coach Mal Meninga has named a 19-man squad for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Final against Samoa at Old Trafford on Sunday, November 20 (AEDT).
Meninga has made no changes to the 19 players selected for last week’s semi-final.
“I am very happy with the attitude and performances of all 24 players throughout the World Cup but keeping the same team for the final is a bonus,” Meninga said.
Kangaroos name squad to face Samoa in World Cup Final. source by the daily Rugby
9. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
13. Patrick Carrigan
2. Daly Cherry-Evans
14. Nathan Cleary
16. Reuben Cotter
17. Angus Crichton
18. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
20. Harry Grant
4. Valentine Holmes
3. Ben Hunt
21. Liam Martin
8. Latrell Mitchell
7. Cameron Munster
11. Cameron Murray (vc)
1. James Tedesco (capt.)
5. Jake Trbojevic
10. Jack Wighton
24. Isaah Yeo (vc)