England Rugby League stars visit the Park ahead of New Zealand clash

England Rugby League stars Sam Tomkins and Chris Hill have visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of their historic battle with New Zealand on Saturday 7 November.

Rugby fever will continue to grip the country after the Rugby World Cup 2015 as the two teams will renew their fierce rivalry with the match likely to be the crunch decider of a three match series.

Diehard Rugby League fans and those new to the fast and furious game will want to snap up tickets for the match, which takes place in the Park's Stadium, the scene of a number of dramatic matches during Rugby World Cup 2015.

Visiting the Park, Sam Tomkins, England's second highest try scorer of all time, spoke of his excitement at stepping onto the Stadium pitch:

“First with London 2012 and then Rugby World Cup 2015 followed by England Rugby League up against the Kiwis, this great stadium is getting the top-quality sport it deserves. The chance for us to play here where Olympians have won Gold medals is massive for my sport and we take inspiration from that. 

“It’s fast becoming an iconic stadium in England and for us to beat the Kiwis here will only add to that. When you’re in the stadium and it’s buzzing and you see collision between some big blokes and fast tries being scored it’s a great spectacle. Watching on TV is nothing like watching it live” 

Tickets to see England v New Zealand on Saturday 7 November (2.30pm) are available from just £22 and £10 concessions. Pick up your tickets by following the link below