19th March 2020, 10:55 | ourleague
It’s widely considered one of the greatest ever Rugby League games – and the whole match will be streamed on Our League this weekend, kicking off an exciting programme of online Rugby League to keep fans engaged whilst the game is suspended.
The 2017 World Cup semi-final between England and Tonga in Auckland began with an astonishing cacophony of song created by the most passionate supporters in Rugby League, and ended with one of the greatest comebacks in the history of international Rugby League. Nearly.
From 6pm on Saturday, Rugby League fans can relive the whole game – the sound, the colour, the excitement, the drama – and at the end of the game vote for their own Dacia Player of the Match via the Our League app. During the game itself, viewers can take part in a live Twitter chat to discuss key moments, stand out performances and other talking points.
Not only that, but Our League members will then be able to vote for the next 'live' game on the website and app from a shortlist of some of the best clashes of recent times.
In addition to that, from noon Sunday (22 March), voting opens on the RFL’s latest ‘Greatest’ poll - The Greatest Ever Try. Earlier this year, Rugby League’s 125 ‘Super fans’ were asked to cast their votes to generate eight ‘Greatest’ shortlists to be put before Rugby League fans more widely as part of Rugby League’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
Voting has already been concluded for the ‘Greatest Player’ category and the results of each ‘Greatest’ poll will be revealed in a series of short films, exclusively for Our League members, throughout 2020.
This weekend supporters can visit rugby-league.com/125 or Our League and vote for Rugby League’s ‘Greatest Try’.
As well as all of this, the RFL is encouraging children and parents alike to keep active and connected to the game of Rugby League by getting involved with the #SkillToPlay initiative. Week one challenges players to practise their tryscoring skills, and we want everyone to share their abilities via our social media channels - simply tweet @TheRFL with #SkillToPlay.
More information on #SkillToPlay is available here.
Mark Foster, The RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer said:
“During this incredibly testing time for the country and our great sport, we’ll be working tirelessly to make sure everyone remains connected to the sport, and this weekend’s content is the start of a wider programme we’ll be making available over the coming days and weeks.
"With thrilling content such as the 2017 World Cup clash between England and Tonga from the Our League Archives to enjoy, as well as the brilliant interactive resources available through the #SkillToPlay initiative, we hope that everyone involved in Rugby League can continue to enjoy the game, as well as keeping themselves and their families mentally and physically fit.”