The anticipated Rugby League World Cup semifinal clash between Tonga and England has attracted a sellout crowd to Mt Smart Stadium.

A crowd of 30,000 is expected for the first international between Tonga and England tomorrow, which is set to be the biggest rugby league crowd at that venue in 22 years.

The game will be the biggest rugby league crowd in New Zealand in five years, and the highest attendance at Mt Smart Stadium since 1995, when the Warriors attracted huge crowds in their inaugural season in the NRL.

It is also the second World Cup sellout in a fortnight in New Zealand, following the capacity crowd of 24,041 for the clash between Tonga and New Zealand at Waikato Stadium.


The crowd is also set to be the largest crowd of the tournament across the three host countries to date.

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