RLWC 2017: PNG Kumuls likely to play England and New Zealand in the Finals

The Rugby League World Cup, RLWC2017
  • 14 Countries
  • 6 weeks
  • 28 games (21 pool games, 7 final games)
  • 1 Winner
Source: Adapted from Fox Sports (accessed 28/10/2017)
Check out the finalists here.

In the pool games (weeks 1 – 3) six bottom teams will be eliminated. Obviously, eight teams go through to the quarter-finals: three teams from Pool A, three teams from Pool B, one team from Pool C and one team from Pool D.

If the team PNG Kumuls makes the Quarter Finals (QF), the Kumuls will play (the team that comes 2nd in Pool A) in the 4th QF in Melbourne, Australia. The second *hot* team in Pool A is England, after Australia. Team PNG Kumuls may, most likely, meet England in the 4th QF on Sunday November 19th, 2017.

The team that wins the 4th QF will play the team that wins the 3rd QF in the 2nd Semi Final. A closer look at Pool B teams would reveal that New Zealand is likely to top the pool matches and play in that 3rd QF and proceed to the 2nd Semi Final.

The PNG Kumuls team survives 4 weeks of competition will see the team go head-to-head with the New Zealand Warriors in the 2nd Semi Final match in Auckland, New Zealand.

 
Week 1

Friday, October 27

1. Australia (WON) v England at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, 8pm (AEDT)

Saturday, October 28

2. Papua New Guinea (WON) v Wales at Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, 4pm (AEDT)
3. New Zealand (WON) v Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, 6.10pm (AEDT)
4. Fiji (WON) v USA at Townsville Stadium, Townsville, 8.40pm (AEDT)


Sunday, October 29

5. Ireland (WON) v Italy at Barlow Park, Cairns, 3pm (AEDT)
6. France v Lebanon (WON) at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, 4pm (AEDT)
7. Scotland v Tonga (WON) at Barlow Park, Cairns, 5.15pm (AEDT)

Week 2

Friday, November 3

1. Australia (WON) v France at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, 8pm (AEDT)

Saturday, November 4

2. New Zealand (WON) v Scotland at Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch, 3pm (AEDT)
3. Samoa v Tonga (WON) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 5.30pm (AEDT)
4. England (WON) v Lebanon at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, 8pm (AEDT)

Sunday, November 5

5. Papua New Guinea (WON) v Ireland at Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, 5pm (AEDT)
6. Italy (WON) v USA at Townsville Stadium, Townsville, 5pm (AEDT)
7. Fiji (WON) v Wales at Townsville Stadium, Townsville, 7.30pm (AEDT)


Week 3

Friday, November 10

1. Fiji (WON) v Italy at Canberra Stadium, Canberra, 7.40pm (AEDT)

Saturday, November 11

2. New Zealand v Tonga (WON) at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, 3pm (AEDT)
3. Samoa (draw Samoa through to QF) v Scotland at Barlow Park, Cairns, 6pm (AEDT)
4. Australia (WON) v Lebanon at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, 8pm (AEDT)

Sunday, November 12

5. Papua New Guinea (WON) v USA at Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby 4pm (AEDT)
6. Wales v Ireland (WON) at Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth, 5.30pm (AEDT)
7. England v France at Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth, 8pm (AEDT)



Week 4 Quarter Finals

Friday, November 17

1. First quarter final at Darwin Stadium, Darwin, 8pm (AEDT)

    1st Pool A vs 3rd Pool B

Saturday, November 18

2. Second quarter final at Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch, 3pm (AEDT)

     2nd Pool B vs 1st Pool D

3. Third quarter final at Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, 5.30pm (AEDT)

     1st Pool B vs 3rd Pool A

Sunday, November 19

4. Fourth quarter final at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, 4pm (AEDT)

     2nd Pool A vs 1st Pool C

QF Finalists


Week 5 Semi finals

Friday, November 24

1. First semi final at Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, 8pm (AEDT)

     Winner QF 1 vs Winner QF 2

Saturday, November 25

2. Second semi final at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, 4pm (AEDT)

           Winner QF 3 vs Winner QF 4


Week 6 Grand final

Saturday, December 2

Final at Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, 8pm (AEDT)

For more info, check out the Fox Sports website.


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