Mt Smart Stadium Set For Biggest Attendance In 22 Years

Sell-out crowd

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The second Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final between Tonga and England is officially a sell-out.

It's expected close to 30,000 people will pack into Mt Smart Stadium, the highest attendance at the Auckland-based stadium since 1995. 

Triple M Grill Team's Matty Johns is tipping a Tongan upset. 

"The clash in the middle of the field, (Sam) Burgess vs. (Jason) Taumalolo, the two major metre eaters is going to be a brilliant one," Matty said.  

"Huge responsibility on young halfback (Ata) Hingano for Tonga and (Tuimoala) Lolohea. They have huge respobsinluty in this game because you can win the yardage battle but you've got to be able come up with the right options at the right time. 

"I'm going to go for Tonga, just on their heart. The English side, I just reckon this game might throw the English a little off-balance and I think Tonga can go at them play aggressive football and pull off the victory.

The Grill Team's Mark Geyer is also tipping a big upset.

"I'm tipping a Tongan victory. My money will be on Tonga," MG told The Triple M Grill Team.