IT has been confirmed that England and Samoa will go head-to-head in a post-season Test series.

Warrington Wolves star and England captain George Williams is likely to be involved in a two-Test series against the nation that ended their hopes in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup on home soil thanks to a golden-point semi-final defeat.

Wigan Warriors’ Brick Community Stadium will host the first Test on Sunday, October 27, while the second will be the following Saturday, November 2, at Leeds’ Headingley home.

Both games will kick off at 2.30pm and be broadcast live on BBC Sport.

“This is the positive news we’ve been waiting for,” England head coach Shaun Wane said.

“We face a tough challenge in France this month and we’ll prepare for that in the knowledge that we’ll have another crack at Samoa at the end of the season. That’s three big games to give us a focus for the rest of the year.

 “Everyone knows how devastated we were to lose that World Cup Semi Final. I know all the players will be as keen as me to take on Samoa again.

 “And I think it will be the same with our supporters. They know Samoa will be a top team, with some of the best players in the NRL. But they also know we have an England team worthy of their support.

 “Beating Tonga 3-0 last year was fantastic and it’s great that we’re going back to Headingley where we completed that series.

“And personally, I’m very pleased that we’re playing the first game at Wigan.

“We’ve got great memories of our World Cup Quarter Final against Papua New Guinea, so let’s hope we can fill the ground again.”

Tickets for both games are now available from with prices starting at £25 for adults and £12.50 for under 16s.