How to watch Tonga vs Samoa Rugby League World Cup live and free in Australia
The biggest clash of the Rugby League World Cup so far sees Tonga vs Samoa in the quarter finals.
Rugby League's two most powerful Pacific Island nations will go head to head in the last quarter final game.
Following that there's guaranteed fireworks as only one team can progress to the semi-finals.
What time is Tonga vs Samoa in Australia?
Tonga vs Samoa kicks off at 1:30am (AEDT) on Monday 7 November from Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington.
How to watch Tonga vs Samoa online
The entire Rugby League World Cup is exclusive to Fox League in Australia. That means you can watch Tonga vs Samoa via Foxtel IQ, Kayo Sports or Foxtel Now. All 3 broadcast options will show the game live on replay and extended highlights, so you have the flexibility of not needing to stay up late.
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You can see our full Rugby League World Cup tournament guide for more information.
Stream Tonga vs Samoa on Foxtel Now
If you choose to go with Foxtel Now then you're able to get hold of a 10-day free trial. Unlike its sister product Kayo, your free trial allows you to trial every pack instead of just sports content.
So while you can use the free trial to watch the semi-finals of the footy, the T20 World Cup, some NBA and NFL, you can also watch all of House of the Dragon, The White Lotus, a new season of Young Rock and more.
You can watch Foxtel Now on iOS and Android devices, Mac and PC, Telstra TV, PlayStation, Smart TVs (Samsung, Android, Sony, Hisense, LG) or via Chromecast. The only devices it doesn't have an app for is Apple TV and Amazon Firestick.After you complete your free trial, the cheapest Foxtel Now subscription is $25 per month, but that doesn't give you sports. To add sports it costs an additional $29 taking your monthly bill to $54.
Though right now the Ultimate Bundle is on sale and available for $49 per month instead of $104. That gives you access to every single channel pack which is a good deal.
Tonga vs Samoa match preview
Thanks to how many blowouts there has been across the World Cup, it's hard to gauge just where each side is at.
Samoa had a hiccup in its first match, but since then has won its other 2 fixtures by 68 and 58 points respectively.
Tonga are undefeated so far, but their form was similar. They weren't at their best first up, before winning by 36 points against Wales and a whopping 82 points versus Cook Islands.
Jason Taumalolo will be key for Tonga. After serving a suspension that carried over from the NRL season for the first few games of the tournament, Taumalolo was at his damaging best against the Cook Islands last week scoring 2 tries through brute force.
On paper Tonga have the superior forward pack thanks to Taumalolo and their more dynamic second rowers. But Samoa definitely have the classier backline and stronger spine.
At the time of writing neither side has name their team yet. But looking through the squads each side has rolled out throughout the tournament, it's fair to ask questions of Tonga.
This would be the biggest game of their careers to date for Tonga's Soni Luke, Talatau Amone, Tesi Niu and Isaiya Katoa.
Niu and Luke are likely to start at fullback and hooker respectively. Tongan coach Kristian Woolf has rotated between Amone and Katoa at five eighth throughout the tournament. No matter who he chooses to start at 6 they will be under pressure.
For that reason we're leaning towards Samoa in a nail biter with Jarome Luai putting in a man of the match performance.
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