80:00
Sun 19 November 2017
AAMI Park - Crowd: 10563
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FT : Comfortable in the end for England, 36-6 winners.

England 36-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

From the left sideline, Widdop walks in and nails it.

England 36-6

78

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Ryan Hall. Kick to come.

Straight from the scrum, Widdop sailed left and once he got room, sent Hall in. The big imposing winger is hard to stop in those situations.

England 34-6

78

UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Watson Boas makes an unforced error.

Waston Boas with the chargedown, but couldn't complete it as he fumbled the pick-up.

England 30-6

76

PENALTY ENGLAND! PNG inside the ten.

England 30-6

73

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: John Bateman makes an unforced error.

Bateman did all the hard work to corral the ball but can't take it on the second effort.

England 30-6

71

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Widdop fades it across the face.

England 30-6

71

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Kallum Watkins. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It was a deft kick from Widdop to McGillvary who held off the defenders, flicked it again to Watkins to spectacularly finish.

England 30-6

71

VIDEO REF AGAIN! Checking touchline, challenge in the air.

England 26-6

71

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! It was an easy passage for Minoga, and confirmed via video as obstruction was called.

England 26-6

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VIDEO REF! This was the most fluid PNG looked all afternoon! Some quick passes and a flick from Amean put Minoga into space.

England 26-6

70

PENALTY PNG! Shoulder charge off the ball.

England 26-6

68

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

In front, two more.

England 26-6

67

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Kallum Watkins. Kick to come.

Watkins has been rock solid today and deserves a try! McGillvary just squeezed past two defenders, went into the clear before he transferred to Watkins to finish.

England 24-6

66

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Sean O'Loughlin makes an unforced error.

PNG still have a heartbeat as SOL loses it.

England 20-6

60

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Conversion attempt by Rhyse Martin successful.

Martin from the sideline, nails it right down the middle.

England 20-6

59

TRY PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Scored by Garry Lo. Kick to come.

PNG have points! They made England pay for an error! Segeyaro did a turn and spin before Minoga opened up space for a beautiful pass to send Lo in.

England 20-4

58

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Josh Hodgson makes an unforced error.

Hodgson with his third error of the afternoon. Danger signs for the Kumuls though, as England cut through easily.

England 20-0

57

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Near the posts, academic result.

England 20-0

55

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Ben Currie. Kick to come.

Good vision from Widdop there. After the dropsies of the first fifteen minutes, England made a nice break down the middle. Gareth spied the fullback up, grubbered through and replacement Ben Currie took the easy four-pointer.

England 18-0

52

Hooray a completed set. PENALTY PNG! Amean jumped to make the catch, and unluckily Currie brushed him in the air. That is an immediate penalty.

England 14-0

50

Now Baptiste throws a wild one close to the line. England ball right on their own line.

England 14-0

49

More drops than a rainfall now. PNG have it back, and Watson Boas breaks through.. PNG on the attack.

England 14-0

48

Sam Burgess, buoyed by his huge hit, becomes a half tries to throw a cut-out to Hall but it trickled over.

England 14-0

47

UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Stanton Albert makes an unforced error.

It is an errorfest now, as Albert adds his name.

England 14-0

47

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Jermaine McGillvary makes an unforced error.

McGillvary will never make it in the circus with juggling like that. It will give them another error though.

England 14-0

45

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Sam Burgess makes an unforced error.

The pattern continues in the second, Sam Burgess coughs it up.

England 14-0

42

Graham goes over untouched! It was sadly forward for the new Dragons prop. It came from Gale's good run near the line.

England 14-0

41

UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Willie Minoga makes an unforced error.

Not the start PNG needed. Minoga drops a simple pass.

England 14-0

40

KICK-OFF! We're back underway!

England 14-0

40

HALFTIME :: It is comfortable at the break for England. Three tries to none, and 14-nil up.

England 14-0

40

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Otio got it down but sadly, in the lead-up, he pushed Widdop. It was a smart play from PNG, as they spied the English defense up, and kicked behind.

England 14-0

40

VIDEO REF! Otio might have got one back late. Ref has called no try.

England 14-0

39

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Josh Hodgson makes an unforced error.

One final chance for PNG here. Hodgson whiffed trying to hoof the ball.

England 14-0

38

Good defense from the English. PNG feigned to go to the open but fed Olam down the right, and he was well tackled.

England 14-0

37

Call from the touchie, and it was correct. Forward pass from England - they have been sloppy despite the scoreboard dominance.

England 14-0

34

Gale throws a lovely pass to open space for Bateman. The centre is ragdolled tough, needs to release the ball and it is back with PNG.

England 14-0

33

PENALTY ENGLAND! On the last, that is a coach killer! The English pack has a real roll on now.

England 14-0

32

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Much easier, and piloted through by the Dragons half.

England 14-0

32

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Alex Walmsley. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS. TRY! He had a similar effort which was repelled in England's last set but not this time! Warmsley kept the legs pumping, and got to the line!

England 12-0

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VIDEO REF! Somehow Alex Warmsley might have got to the line!

England 8-0

30

UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Garry Lo makes an unforced error.

Lo with an unfortunate drop, the ball hit his knee as he tried to run and popped right to England. As they cued up for the try, England also turn it over. We'll go back for the first offence though.

England 8-0

29

Hands from Widdop! It was the first piece of flair we have seen from PNG, Lo popped it to Segeyaro to slice through the middle. The rest of the set was muddled as Widdop collected a low kick.

England 8-0

27

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Kevin Brown makes an unforced error.

England just can't get out of their own way! They sensed the chance down the right again, but Brown was rushed as he tried to collect and spilled.

England 8-0

26

UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Kato Ottio makes an unforced error.

Uh oh, Otio! From the scrum, PNG try to spread it but the centre was caught in two minds, as he spilled it.

England 8-0

25

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Sam Burgess makes an unforced error.

After a slight delay to sort out some handbags, we're back at it. England go forward through Burgess, who spilled it.

England 8-0

25

INTERCEPT! Gale snaffles one and runs 40 metres! England back on the attack.

England 8-0

24

PENALTY PNG! Griffin skewered across field and earnt the whistle.

England 8-0

23

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Chris Hill makes an unforced error.

Now Hill has the dropsies. PNG with another big chance to counter.

England 8-0

21

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Ryan Hall makes an unforced error.

Now down the left, England spill it through Hall.

England 8-0

20

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Second time but missed again.

England 8-0

18

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Jermaine McGillvary. Kick to come.

Make it a double! It wasn't as slick as the first but a lovely flick pass from Watkins sent a diving McGillvary over.

England 8-0

18

PENALTY ENGLAND! Good tackle from Meninga but the markers weren't square.

England 4-0

17

Bad finish to a stodgy set from PNG. Segeyaro's kick rebounded right into English hands.

England 4-0

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PENALTY PNG! Widdop tries to swandive for a bomb, spills it and touched by a fellow defender. Easy whistle.

England 4-0

15

UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND: Josh Hodgson makes an unforced error.

Good tackle from Macdonald forced it loose from the Raiders hooker.

England 4-0

15

PENALTY ENGLAND! England are playing too quick currently, PNG tried to slow down the ruck and got pinged.

England 4-0

13

UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ENGLAND: Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Widdop with his first conversion attempt, from the sideline. He hooks it.

England 4-0

12

TRY ENGLAND: Scored by Jermaine McGillvary. Kick to come.

They have threatened twice down the flanks, now England convert! Some sweep passing created the overlap, as McGillvary got his fifth of the tournament.

England 4-0

12

PENALTY ENGLAND! A Second one for them. More muck in the ruck.

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PENALTY ENGLAND! Slow off the ruck.

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10

UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Garry Lo makes an unforced error.

England burst through again through McGillvary links with Watkins. The English try to keep it alive as Lo knocked it down.

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8

Once again quick hands opened space for England but again, they couldn't find the final pass. Ryan Hall, squeezed for space, flung it inside, right to a Kumul.

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40/20 ENGLAND: Josh Hodgson kicks a 40/20.

Hodgson seeking his side, needing a boost hooked a nice kick for a 40/20. Big chance for England.

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PENALTY PNG! That is a rare one, a penalty against the attacker! Bateman was dragged close to the sideline, but is tackled. The centre threw it back inside which referee Child has ruled deliberate.

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UNFORCED ERROR PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Kato Ottio makes an unforced error.

That was almost a shock to start! Watson Boas put up a high bomb that Otio almost gathered. England escape.

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Good first action from Amean. A raking kick from England just bounced and bounced, the Hunters fullback showed poise to let it roll for a seven tackle set.

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England showing some slick movement early but Kallum Watkins couldn't link with McGillvary as PNG swarm.

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Thankfully Mead is back on his feet, but he will leave the field for a HIA assessment. Stargroth Amean will come on for him.

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Welcome back Sam Burgess! He set up for Luke Gale to slice through, the halfback brushed off several defenders before he was tackled. Play is halted, as David Mead, is in real trouble.

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Here we go! England have it on the tee, and we're off!

Both teams have made their way to a sun-drenched Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, the anthems are ringing through the stadium, as we await kick-off!

Welcome to Melbourne! Three of the four semi-finals spots have been confirmed, Australia, Tonga, and Fiji are in - now we'll see whether it will be England or Papua New Guinea that will join them! The English welcome back Sam Burgess, as Gareth Widdop stays in the custodian position, allowing Kevin Brown and Luke Gale combine in the halves. For PNG, Garry Lo is fine to start, as James Segeyaro, after his performance in the USA thrashing, earns the hooking start. Kick-off is 4pm, so get set for some rugby league!

Referees:

Referees: James Child

Touch Judges: Mark Craven, Chris Butler

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

ENGLAND (36)
Tries: Jermaine McGillvary (2), Alex Walmsley, Ben Currie, Kallum Watkins (2), Ryan Hall
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (4/7)
Penalty Goals:

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (6)
Tries: Garry Lo
Field Goals:
Conversions: Rhyse Martin (1/1)
Penalty Goals: