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

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

England battle Samoa this afternoon with a place in the Rugby League World Cup final up for grabs.

Shaun Wane’s hosts have eased into the last four on home soil, finishing top of Group A before demolishing Papua New Guinea 46-6 in Wigan last weekend courtesy of five tries from St Helens wing Tommy Makinson.

England have prior knowledge of Samoa, having shockingly put 60 points on them in their opening match at St James’ Park last month, despite being underdogs for the game.

A strong Samoan outfit will be eager for swift revenge on Saturday at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, having edged past Tonga at the quarter-final stage.

The winner of this contest will face Australia in the tournament showpiece at Old Trafford on November 19 after the defending champions edged past neighbours New Zealand last night.

How to watch England vs Samoa

TV channel: In the UK, England vs Samoa is being broadcast live free-to-air on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 1:45pm GMT ahead of a 2:30pm kick-off.

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