ESPN RUGBY@)! Papua New Guinea vs Wales Live World Cup
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Papua New Guinea and Wales bring the curtain down on the Rugby League World Cup group stages tonight in Doncaster.
PNG head into the contest as favourites, and if they were to defeat John Kear’s Dragons, it would set up a quarter-final tie with host nation England at Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium next Saturday. Here’s what you need to know to access tonight’s crunch match in Group D as the Kumuls look to pick up their second victory in the tournament and progress to the knockout rounds.
Just like every other game at the Rugby League World Cup, the contest is being shown on the BBC. On this occasion, the game is being shown on BBC Two & BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra) and BBC iPlayer, which can be used online, via the red button or gaming consoles such as the PS5.
Holders Australia take on Lebanon, New Zealand will look at avenge their 2017 quarter-final defeat to Fiji whilst Samoa and Tonga could be the best and biggest quarter-final in the tournament’s history.
However, England’s opponents aren’t quite settled. Papua New Guinea’s place in the last eight is all but confirmed but Wales could mathematically take their place in the knockouts with the right win.
Stanley Tepend’s Papua New Guinea will be looking to book their place in the quarter-finals. They will face England in Wigan on Saturday if they beat Wales tonight.
Wales have yet to win a game in the tournament, but have proved to be tough opposition against the Cook Islands and Tonga.