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See how Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is dramatically transformed for England’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final against Samoa

ARSENAL’s Emirates Stadium was dramatically transformed for England’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final against Samoa.

The targets at each end were changed from a rectangle to the letter H.

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Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium was transformedCredit: Twitter
North London venue to host England Rugby League World Cup semi-final

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North London venue to host England Rugby League World Cup semi-finalCredit: Twitter
England play Samoa on Saturday

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England play Samoa on SaturdayCredit: Twitter
The lines were redrawn and rugby posts were installed.

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The lines were redrawn and rugby posts were installed.Credit: Twitter

The staff worked tirelessly to redraw the lines on the pitch and the turf was carefully inspected.

England’s rugby league World Cup semi-final opponent Samoa trained on the pitch ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Samoa caused an upset last weekend, defeating Tonga to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

However, things have been quieter for England, who have recorded convincing wins at every stage, most recently against Paua New Guinea with a 46-6 win.

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Confidence is through the roof and England are heading for their first home final since 1995.

England striker Victor Radley said: “We’re worried about ourselves, not them.

“They will be stronger from opening day, but we will also be stronger.

“They have a talented team and it will take 17 tough Englishmen to stop them.

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“Fortunately, that’s what we have.”

The game will kick off at 2:30pm and will be free to watch on BBC One.

Samoa trained at the Emirates in preparation for the big match

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Samoa trained at the Emirates in preparation for the big matchCredit: Twitter
England are big favorites for the semi-final

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England are big favorites for the semi-finalCredit: Twitter

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