Toa Samoa made history, securing place in Rugby League World Cup final for the first time


Samoa made history as Stephen Crichton’s golden-point drop goal saw them stun England at the Emirates Stadium with a 27-26 victory to reach their maiden tournament final.

Sportingnews reports that England’s loss sends Samoa into the RLWC final for the first time in generations and sets up an absolutely enthralling finale at Old Trafford with Australia for a worthy Toa Samoa side.

But a fine resurgence across the past few weeks, capped by a thrilling quarter-final win over Tonga.

They started the brighter of the two teams with Tim Lafai — drafted into the squad after injuries sustained in the opener — nabbing a brace, while Crichton himself picked up a score around Ligi Sao’s simple finish.

Highlights below by Cazoo Match