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.
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.
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.
HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL
“Fortunately, that’s what we have.”
The game will kick off at 2:30pm and will be free to watch on BBC One.