Here’s our review of the Rugby League World Cup’s second round of Group matches.
Check out our Match Reports for the following results
GROUP B: AUSTRALIA 84 defeated SCOTLAND 0
GROUP C: NEW ZEALAND 68 defeated JAMAICA 6
GROUP A: ENGLAND 42 defeated FRANCE 18
GROUP A: SAMOA 72 defeated GREECE 4
GROUP D: TONGA 32 defeated WALES 6
GROUP D: PNG 32 COOK ISLANDS 16
GROUP B: FIJI 60 defeated ITALY 4
Fiji have kept their quarter finals hopes alive with a huge win over Italy at Kingston Park, Newcastle.
Fiji ran in 10 tries – with doubles to Viliame Kikau, Maika Sivo, and Penioni Tagituimua. Brandon Wakeham (7/7), Koroisau (2/2), and Henry Raiwalui (1/1) were perfect with the boot.
After last week’s hat-trick, Jake Maizen scored Italy’s only points in the 55th minute, his fourth try in the tournament so far.
GROUP C: LEBANON 32 defeated IRELAND 14
Lebanon have all but sealed a quarter finals spot with a comfortable win at Leigh Sports Village Stadium.
They led 20-4 at half-time, with tries to Reece Robinson, Jacob Kiraz, and Brad Morkos.
But this wasn’t going to be another 50+ blowout, as Louis Senior (scoring his second try) and Ed Chamberlain gave Ireland some respectability.
Though Lebanon are third in Group C (behind Ireland on points differential), they should beat Jamaica to make the quarters, while Ireland play New Zealand.