Knights V Samoa

Date published: Thursday, October 10, 2013

England Knights’ Iain Thornley is looking forward to facing Samoa as part of the international double-header at Salford City Stadium on Saturday October 19 (2.00pm).

Thornley, fresh from winning the Super League Grand Final with Wigan Warriors, will line up against Samoa in the first of two international friendlies at the same venue on the same day.

“Samoa have a lot of NRL players in their side so it’s going to be a tough test,” said Thornley.

England Knights were formed a couple of years ago, with the aim to develop a stepping stone for the best young English talent from club and international age-group Rugby League, to the full international side.

In partnership with Salford-based social landlord City West Housing Trust, children aged 16 and under accompanied by an adult can attend England v Italy (4.30pm) and England Knights v Samoa (2.00pm) for free on Saturday 19 October at Salford City Stadium.

Adult tickets cost £15 and £5 for concessions. To take advantage of the kids go free offer and to purchase tickets call 0844 856 1113 or visit for further information.

Tickets for the opening ceremony of RLWC2013 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, featuring England v Australia (2.30pm) and Wales v Italy (4.30pm) cost from just £20 for adults and £10 for concessions. To purchase please visit or call the 24-hour Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 2013