By Richard Cowley, Updated: 10/11/13
Teams: Tonga v Italy
Venue: The Shay Stadium, Halifax, England. Capacity 14,061
Date: Sunday 10th November 2013
Kick-off time: 4pm (Local Time)
Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Monday, 11 November 2013 at 3:00:00 AM
Brisbane (Australia – Queensland) Monday, 11 November 2013 at 2:00:00 AM
Auckland (New Zealand) Monday, 11 November 2013 at 5:00:00 AM
Rome (Italy) Sunday, 10 November 2013 at 5:00:00 PM
Nukualofa (Tonga) Monday, 11 November 2013 at 5:00:00 AM
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2013 RLWC TV viewing information: Channel Seven will broadcast all RLWC2013 matches live in Australia on the 7mate channel. In the UK the BBC will show all England games along with the RLWC Final while Premier Sports will broadcast all other RLWC games.
Overview: Italy need to win this game and hope results go against Scotland to finish top of their group and book a place in the quarter finals. Italy have surprised everyone at the world cup when they got over Wales in Cardiff. If Italy do win against Samoa and manage to secure a semi-finals place it will be huge for the fledging game back in Italy.
If Tonga win this match and Scotland lose then Tonga will leapfrog Italy and Scotland to book their place in the quarter finals. It will be a great feat for a nation who were tipped to go all the way to the semi finals.
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2013 RLWC Tonga v Italy teams
Tonga 2013 RLWC Squad: Sosaia Feki (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Glen Fisi’iahi (New Zealand Warriors), Mahe Fonua (Melbourne Storm), Daniel Foster (Penrith Panthers), Sydney Havea (Liahona Old Boys), Siliva Havili (New Zealand Warriors), Konrad Hurrell (New Zealand Warriors), Brent Kite (Manly Sea Eagles), Samsoni Langi (Sydney Roosters), Siuatonga Likiliki (Newcastle Knights), Willie Manu (St Helens), Sika Manu (Penrith Panthers), Nesiasi Mataitonga (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Fuifui Moimoi (Parramatta Eels), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Wests Tigers), Mickey Paea (Hull KR), Patrick Politini (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Nafe Seluini (Sydney Roosters), Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield Giants), Jorge Taufua (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles), Jason Taumololo (North Queensland Cowboys), Peni Terepo (Parramatta Eels), Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters), Siosa Vave (Parramatta Eels)
Head coach: Charlie Tonga
Italy 2013 RLWC Squad:
Head coach: Carlo Napolitano