Samoa’s second-row forward Jaydn Su’a scored the first try of a thrilling match
|Rugby League World Cup 2021|
|Tonga (10) 18|
|Tries: Tupou, Taukeiaho, Katoa Goals: Katoa (2)|
|Samoa (12) 20|
|Tries: Su’a, Luai, To’o Goals: Crichton (3)|
Samoa set up a World Cup semi-final meeting with England after edging a pulsating encounter against Tonga in Warrington.
Tries from Jaydn Su’a and Jarome Luai gave Samoa a slender half-time lead, with Daniel Tupou and Siosiua Taukeiaho crossing for Kristian Woolf’s side.
Brian To’o’s converted try secured the win, despite Sione Katoa’s late effort for Tonga ensuring a grandstand finish.
Samoa will now face England at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Defending champions Australia will face New Zealand in Friday’s first semi-final in Leeds.
More to follow.