It proved to be a day to remember at the DW Stadium with a special guest in the stands and some exceptional performances for England on the field.
Both the men’s and the women’s teams produced victories in their respective games.
Shaun Wane’s side booked their place in the semi-finals with a 46-6 win over Papua New Guinea, while Craig Richards’ team beat Canada 54-4 in their second group game.
Here are some of the best pictures:
1. Wilson on the scoresheet
Wigan Warriors' Georgia Wilson was among the scorers for England Women in their game against Canada (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Photo: Michael Steele
Craig Richards' side produced a 54-4 win over Canada in the opening game (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images for RLWC) Photo: Charlotte Tattersall
3. WIGAN, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Vicky Molyneux of England poses after being named Player of the Match following the Women's Rugby League World Cup Group A match between England Women and Canada Women at DW Stadium on November 05, 2022 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images for RLWC)
Wigan's Vicky Molyneux was named player of the match (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images for RLWC) Photo: Charlotte Tattersall
4. The arrival
Kai Pearce-Paul was 18th man for England (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images for RLWC) Photo: Lewis Storey