Rugby League World Cup: Luke Thompson returns to England’s 19-man squad for Samoa semi-final | Rugby League Information


Canterbury Bulldogs ahead Luke Thompson replaces Matty Lees, however England’s 19-man squad is in any other case unchanged from the 46-6 win over Papua New Guinea within the quarter-finals; World Cup hosts face Samoa on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm)

Final Up to date: 10/11/22 12:08pm

Luke Thompson is back in England's 19-man squad for the semi-final against Samoa

Luke Thompson is again in England’s 19-man squad for the semi-final towards Samoa

Luke Thompson returns to England’s 19-man squad in the one change because the Rugby League World Cup hosts face a rematch towards group-stage opponents Samoa in Saturday’s semi-final.

Canterbury Bulldogs ahead Thompson replaces St Helens’ Matty Lees within the squad named for the conflict on the Emirates Stadium, with England reaching the semis through a 46-6 win over Papua New Guinea.

They now face a Samoa workforce who they beat 60-6 within the opening sport of the event, with Thompson – who performed in that match as nicely – set to function for the primary time since scoring a strive within the 42-18 win over France in Group A.

“Matty did some good issues, he is a very good participant and a very good child, however I would like to take a look at Luke Thompson as nicely and it is a robust workforce we’ll put out,” Wane stated.

“I believe we’re stronger than after we performed Samoa and we’re doing issues higher. I am completely happy, however I am by no means glad with how we’re enjoying.

“There are all the time methods of bettering and I nonetheless assume we are able to get higher on the efficiency of final week towards Papua New Guinea.”

In the meantime, prop Chris Hill will climb to second within the all-time checklist of main look makers at Rugby League World Cups if he’s included in England’s matchday 17.

Extra to comply with…

England 19-man squad vs Samoa

Sam Tomkins (captain), Tommy Makinson, Kallum Watkins, Herbie Farnworth, Jack Welsby, Tom Burgess, Michael McIlorum, Elliott Whitehead, John Bateman, Victor Radley, Dom Younger, Morgan Knowles, Luke Thompson, Mike Cooper, Chris Hill, Mike McMeeken, Marc Sneyd, Kai Pearce-Paul.



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