How to watch Australia vs Samoa for FREE: TV channel and start time for Rugby League World Cup final today

 (Getty Images for RLWC)
(Getty Images for RLWC)

Australia and Samoa will today compete for the Rugby League World Cup trophy.

A big crowd is expected in Manchester with the Aussies clear favourites to down a Samoa side that have justified their tag as pre-tournament dark horses.

Having been thumped by England in the group stage opener, they have come roaring back to edge the hosts in a dramatic semi-final.

But another very difficult tasks lies in wait with Australia dab hands at this stage of the competition, having won the Rugby League World Cup a record 11 times.

Here are all the details for tuning in...

How to watch Australia vs Samoa

TV channel: In the UK, Australia vs Samoa is being broadcast live free-to-air on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 3.30pm GMT ahead of a 4pm kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the action live online via the BBC Sport website or BBC iPlayer.