Tonga v England: Rugby League World Cup 2017 semi-final – live!

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Tonga v England: Rugby League World Cup 2017 semi-final – live!

England’s players can “feel in their guts” the significance of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final against Tonga, says prop Thomas Burgess.

The Lions are aiming to reach their first final in 22 years and to banish painful memories of 2013’s last-gasp defeat by New Zealand in the last four.

Saturday’s game is their fourth semi-final in a row, with the past three lost to the Kiwis.

“England have been here before and failed,” Burgess, 25, said.

Playing in front of 55,000 at Wembley, England were 22 seconds away from victory when Kiwi half-back Shaun Johnson stepped his way through to level and then knocked over the conversion to snatch the win.

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