Is Tonga vs Great Britain on TV? Channel, live stream free, kick-off time and teams for Rugby League match

IT IS the moment rugby league fans have been waiting 12 years for – Great Britain are back.

For the first time since 2007, the Lions will roar as Wayne Bennett’s side takes on a ‘Tonga Invitational XIII’ in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Great Britain are back in international rugby league after a 12-year absence

Tonga have been the story of the international game after several top players committed to the Pacific island and they reached the semi-final of the 2017 World Cup.

Sam Burgess and Sean O’Loughlin are missing through injury but several Super League and NRL-based stars will pull on the red, white and blue.

But what time is kick off? Where can you watch it? Here’s SunSport’s guide to Great Britain’s return.

What time does Tonga vs Great Britain kick off?

GREAT Britain take on a Tonga Invitational XIII today.

Kick-off is at 8am UK time.

What TV channel is Tonga vs Great Britain on and can I live stream it free?

THE GAME will be broadcast live on BBC2 with coverage starting at 7.30am.

Highlights will be shown on BBC1 from 1.15pm.

It can also be watched on BBC iPlayer.

All BBC services are free for UK viewers with a TV licence.

Tonga will have plenty of fans at the game in Hamilton, New Zealand


Tonga Invitational XIII:

1. Will Hopoate, 2. David Fusitu’a, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Kotoni Staggs, 5. Daniel Tupou, 6. Tuimoala Lolohea, 7. Ata Hingano, 8. Andrew Fifita, 9. Siliva Havili, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho (co-captain), 11. Ben Murdoch-Masila, 12. Manu Ma’u, 13. Jason Taumalolo (co-captain).

Interchange: Sione Katoa, Addin Fonua-Blake, John Asiata, Sitili Tupouniua, Junior Tatola, Konrad Hurrell, Tesi Niu.

Great Britain Lions:

1. Lachlan Coote, 2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Zak Hardaker, 4. Oliver Gildart, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Gareth Widdop, 7. Jackson Hastings, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. John Bateman, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. James Graham (c). Interchange: Josh Jones, Tom Burgess, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, Jake Connor, Jack Hughes, George Williams, Daryl Clark.


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