England v PNG, Rugby World Cup Quarter Final Tips, Odds, Free Bets and Offers

England are yet to impress at the Rugby League World Cup and will have to up their game against Papua New Guinea.

The co-hosts won all three of their games in fine style in front of a vocal home crowd at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby. This game will be held in Melbourne and the crowd should be a lot more neutral but even so, Wayne Bennett’s men will have to play better than they have.

England v PNG Tips

England are the clear favourites here and are available at best odds of just 1/5 with Unibet. PNG are 5/1 with Betfair, whilst an improbably draw can be backed at 35/1, also with Betfair.

The winners will most likely play Tonga in the semis and then hope to make the final where there is every chance Australia will be waiting.

The odds and the head to head record between the sides suggests that Bennett’s men should get the job done and we have to agree. Whilst they have only shown very occasional glimpses of their best form, even 90% of their capability should be enough.

England will welcome back one or two key players for this clash, including Sam Burgess and that will certainly help. Jermaine McGillvary has also got over a knock and Josh Hodgson will return having been rested for the win over France.


Tipping an England win doesn’t take much courage but to increase the odds from 1/5 we’d suggest going for England/England in the HT/FT betting. That will get your payout to a more worthwhile 2/5 at Coral or Ladbrokes.

To get more bang for your buck, we also like the look of England -14 at 10/11 with Coral. We think Bennett will get a better performance out of his men here as they seek to peak at the right time. If you disagree, you could back PNG +14 at evens with Coral or Ladbrokes.

Our final tip offers an even bigger return. The first tryscorer betting is always a bit of a punt but we fancy Garry Lo could be worth a small stake at big odds of 17/1 at Betfair. He’s just 9/1 at Coral grab that price now!

Offers and Free Bets

We’ll list all the available offers for this game as soon as they are released. If you’re also interested in the round-ball World Cup, be sure to check out our Russia 2018 offers too. The football World Cup is still some way away but we’ve got some great stats and facts too.

Returning to this game and if you want to grab some extra value, claiming a free bet is the easiest way to do that. All of our top 10 free bets can be claimed or used on this game. Why not check out the brilliant 888sport free bet for example?