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The remaining four teams at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup have gathered to launch the semi finals of the event, which is being held at Wembley Stadium this weekend with much anticipation.

The Australian Kangaroos, New Zealand Kiwis, Fiji Bati and England all mingled at the event, before kick-off tomorrow night.

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith says its exciting to get to the business end of the tournament.

Its great to have all four semifinal teams here in the one room, and everyones excited about the double header at Wembley, Smith said.

There will be a big crowd, so were really looking forward to it.

New Zealand hard man Jared Waerea-Hargreaves agrees - despite being up against the home-town side.

Its awesome - you keep in touch while youre over here, and to see the likes of the young Kane Evans in the Fijian squad and a few of the Aussie boys, its good to catch up, JWH said.

The Kangaroos team, which includes Dyldam Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne in the centres, takes the field second against the Bati - which could potentially be the final professional game for retiring Fiji skipper, Petero Civoniceva.

Its been great, and its very different to the last time I was here with the Australian side, Petero said.

Its been extremely enjoyable being with the Fiji team and were definitely living up to the expectations we set for ourselves; to be in the final four teams is very special.

With Fiji rounding out the top four semi-finalists and the success of surprise packets USA, England second-rower Sam Burgess says the international game is in good shape.

The tournament so far has been great, its created a lot of interest in areas where it doesnt normally get it, he said.

Hopefully it gets a few kids involved in the sport, and if England go the way we want to go, I think itll be great for the longevity of the game in England.

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