15 Oct 2022
Match in Pictures: England 60-6 Samoa
England made a rapid start to the men's Rugby League World Cup at St James' Park
By Josh Graham at St James' Park
England made the perfect start to the Rugby League World Cup with an emphatic 60-6 win against Samoa on a colourful day at St James' Park.
An opening ceremony preceded kick-off, with the trophy paraded and a performance from rock band The Kaiser Chiefs.
However, it was England who finished as the headliners as the hosts ran in 10 tries, including two each from Dominic Young and Elliott Whitehead.
Here are some of the best pictures from the day.
The Rugby League World Cup promises to be the biggest, best and most inclusive event in the sport’s 127-year history with men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams competing in 61 games across 21 venues throughout England. Tickets are available via rlwc2021.com/tickets