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Sea Eagles at World Cup - Rd  1

With the first round of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup completed, we take a look how the Sea Eagles players went for their countries.

England 60 d Samoa 6

The Sea Eagles were represented in the Samoan team by prop Josh Aloiai.

After leading 18-6 at half-time following a tight first half, England ran in six tries in the final 20 minutes for a dominant performance. 

Aloiai played the full game for 49 run metres and topped Samoa’s tackle count with 40 tackles.

Australia 42 d Fiji 8

Sea Eagles captain and half-back Daly Cherry-Evans and lock Jake Trbojevic played in the star-studded Australia side as they comfortably beat Fiji 42-8.

Cherry-Evans controlled the tempo of the game alongside halves partner Cameron Munster, assisting in two tries and two line-breaks on top of 24 tackles for the match.

Trbojevic ran for 65 metres and made 28 tackles (fourth best for Australia) in his 49 minutes.

Mate Ma'a Tonga 24 d Papua New Guinea 18 

The Sea Eagles were represented in the Tongan side by full-back Tolu Koula and second-rower Haumole Olakau’atu.

Koula topped the match with a whopping 239 run metres for one line break, three tackle breaks, and had one try assist in a stunning performance from the 20-year-old.

Olakau’atu finished his 51 minutes with 51 run metres, one offload, two tackle breaks and 24 tackles.

Rd 2 matches (AEST time)

Saturday, October 22, 5.30am: Australia vs Scotland

Monday, October 24, 3am: Greece vs Samoa

Tuesday, October 25, 5.30am: Mate Ma'a Tonga vs Wales



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