England’s rugby league side train at Olympic Stadium

Fans will hope to see plenty of tries scored

Fans will hope to see plenty of tries scored - Credit: Archant

England’s rugby league players got a taste of the Olympic Stadium turf ahead of tomorrow’s match against New Zealand.

Fans will hope to see plenty of tries scored

Fans will hope to see plenty of tries scored - Credit: Archant

They took to the pitch for their final training session, watched by a lucky group of children from schools and rugby clubs.

The game is the second in a three-match series against the Kiwis, with the home side 1-0 up after last weekend’s match.

It is the first time rugby league will be played at the stadium, with thousands of fans expected to turn up and cheer England on.

Speaking to the Recorder last month, fullback Sam Tomkins said he was delighted the venue would host one of the matches.

Fans will hope to see plenty of tries scored

Fans will hope to see plenty of tries scored - Credit: Archant


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“When you look at what’s happened here over recent months, the Olympics, the Rugby World Cup – it’s a stadium that deserves rugby league to be here,” he said. “It’s a very special stadium.”

Tickets for tomorrow’s match cost £27 for adults and £12.50 from concessions and are still on sale at suprl.net/7thNov

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